Posts tagged "new york public library"

A Naked Amanda Palmer Returns To Her Living Statue Roots For Book Donations

Performance artist turned Dresden Dolls singer turned motivational speaker turned mama-to-be Amanda Palmer stripped down naked and went back to her roots as a living statue for children’s book donations at the New York Public Library yesterday. She painted her pregnant body half in bronze and half as a sort of anatomy lesson,

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 21, 2015

Tim Gunn Loves Libraries, We Love Tim Gunn

The ever-adorable Tim Gunn has given us one more reason to love him: a public service video in support of the New York Public Library and its many “hidden fashion treasures.” Clayton Kirkin, the library chief of art & information services, talks with Gunn about some pretty bad-ass antique fashion books and the…

Lily Q / June 3, 2009

White Lies In That Movie

Movies are mostly made up, unless they’re documentaries. Certainly, some are “historical fiction” and include references to real places and events, but really, even if a movie isn’t an historical one, like Saving Private Ryan or something, it’s annoying when details aren’t quite right. For example, in Sex and the City, Carrie reads a book…

Catherine Strawn / June 10, 2008