MARK BRADFORD'S EXHIBITION Be Strong Boquan, now in Chelsea at Hauser and Wirth -- a gallery located on the former site of the legendary Roxy discotheque -- is a powerful site-specific channel to a bygone era of urban night life and sensuality.
Two blocks of the sunset strip are arguably the most important in the history of rock and roll. I took a walk along them last Saturday during the Sunset Strip Music Festival, now in its seventh year and bigger than ever.
For my money, this year's Academy Awards telecast was the funniest in ages. No, not because of the show itself, but because I watched the show sitting next to Bill Maher at the Vanity Fair dinner at the Sunset Tower Hotel.