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This weekend, the NYTimes posted a story on how the Hamptons Beaches are loosing their exclusivity. What could be the main cause? Was it the new Cannonball express train service? The day drinking allowed on the beaches? The abundance of sharehouses sprouting up each year? Probably all of the above, but the sun isn't the only thing driving out these Hampsters and share-housers in thrones. Everyone knows that a majority of these folks are flocking out east to try to find their summer flings, and that usually happens when the sun goes down. This weekend, we got our first taste of Hamptons Nightlife and it was pretty sweet raunchy. From Day & Night's day champagne-ing to Pink Elephant's raucous return, this weekend's parties proved that there will be no shortage of Hamptons activity - from early morning to, well, the next early morning - this summer. Dive into summer with these photos, featuring everything from DJ sets to debauchery along the dunes!
Hurricane Relief efforts are still desperately needed, especially in the most damaged places in New York. There are many things everyone can do, from donating money and supplies to volunteering time, but some people need extra encouragement to help out. Check out our list of relief efforts for specific interests, from fashion shows to pizza parties, all of which contribute to those affected by Sandy. More»
Brooklyn has a few exciting happenings this week, including Le Grand Fooding New York and the Brooklyn Book Festival, which features talks by world-class authors Paul Auster, Sapphire, and (whoa) Tony Danza. In Manhattan, artist Tatzu Nishi has created an elevated living room for the Christopher Columbus statue atop Columbus Circle, and the Venus Over Manhattan gallery celebrates a late-night opening reception for Peter Coffin. All this and more, on this week's art roundup. More»
Halle Berry, Stacy Keibler, Mario Lopez and more host a Run/Walk to raise money for women’s cancer research and treatment; James Franco curates a multimedia exhibition at the MOCA paying tribute to James Dean and his most classic film; Ben Affleck ponies up for Hank Azaria’s charity poker tournament in Westwood; “The Bachelor” Ben Flajnik brings his significant other, mother and sister for some serious Mother’s Day pampering at a rooftop event in Beverly Hills; Krysten Ritter and Shannon Elizabeth are on hand for the selection of the Swatch Art Rules contest winner and after party at Royal/T—it was a very full Mother’s Day weekend, and we’ve got all the details in this Monday edition of Last Night’s Parties! More»
Following evening live music events featuring the likes of Santigold and James Murphy, night 16 of the 17-day Transmission LA: AV Club interdisciplinary art festival at MOCA curated by Mike D had to go big. Perhaps that's why Diplo, everyone's favorite DJ/producer/BlackBerry spokesperson, was tapped to close out one of the undisputed coolest L.A. cultural happenings to go down in recent history with one of his signature panty-dropping DJ sets on Cinco de Mayo Saturday night. It was also just a day after the tragic news of the death of the event maestro's fellow Beastie Boy, MCA AKA Adam Yauch, so see how Diplo paid tribute to the rapper who taught us how to get ill. More»
It's impossible, try as we might, not to view Mike D's amazing Transmission L.A. audio/visual art festival at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA through the prism of last week's tragic loss of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch. But, while it's not our place to presume to know MCA's thoughts, we're pretty sure he would have been happy that even as the world was mourning his loss, Transmission was continuing to thrill music-loving audiences with big-name performances like Thursday's show from British garage pioneer DJ Harvey and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy. More»
With two straight weekends of Coachella madness in the books, it's understandable if you figured you were about to get a week off to rest and collect yourself. Understandable, but incorrect, because summer is upon us, and that means there's no stopping the steady flow of kick ass live music. This week brings L.A. everything from big name arena rock to classic gangster rap to pioneering art shows featuring world-class DJ's, so no matter what your taste is, it's a perfect week to Go See A Show! More»
Last night, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA kicked off Transmission L.A., a 17-day audio/visual arts festival curated by Beastie Boy and cultural icon Michael "Mike D" Diamond. While the event was packed beyond capacity almost immediately, those lucky (or early) enough to get in were treated to a full-spectrum sensory overload of immersive audio/visual art installations, food, live music, and style. We hit up Instagram to collect the best snapshots from this crazy party and give you a little taste of what the next 16 days will have in store. More»
Wednesday, June 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.