If last week’s groundbreaking at the TWA Flight Center has you super excited to see it become a hotel, you may want to tune into PBS on Tuesday, December 27, at 8 p.m., for Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future. The hour-long documentary about the Flight Center’s visionary designer is the latest in the American Masters series, which previously turned its lens on Saarinen’s early collaborator, Charles Eames. If none of that gets you excited, well then: Moby did the music?
The way I’ve always understood them, psychedelics are much more than extremely potent drugs– far from being toys for recreational escapism, they’re actually a means of temporarily nullifying the crushing reality of routine by rendering the everyday in the starkest, most exaggerated terms. The truth becomes obvious and untruths are revealed.
This week, we continue our series of deep dives into the histories of storied addresses.
Ikea, located on the Erie basin of Red Hook. (Camila Osorio)
We’ve all been there: duking it out with a roommate or a significant other over which couch or flimsy dining room table to buy at Ikea. The memories are cringe-worthy. But for what it’s worth, Ikea’s corner of Red Hook has always been a cradle of conflict – and much deadlier conflict. As in, Dutch colonizers displacing Native Americans, and the British confronting Revolutionary armies led by General George Washington. It’s also where battleships dry-docked during the Civil War and World War II.
Girls star Allison Williams did not come in character to her Q&A last night at Soho’s Apple Store. While we regretted the missed opportunity for a Marnie TED Talk, Williams was lovely — in a blousy, pink patterned dress, with black tights and heels — and her conversation with Harper’s BAZAAR executive editor Laura Brown was as silly as we could have hoped for. These were Williams’s best quips. More →