Monthly Archives: April 2003


Sometimes, when New York gets too hectic, the best way to clear the mind is to go lie on the beach in Rio de Janeiro for a couple of weeks. Sometimes? More like always. It certainly worked for Nick Denton, … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | 1 Comment

Aureole Las Vegas

I’ve just got back from a trip to Las Vegas – what a city! I went for my birthday, and one of the highlights was a trip to Aureole Las Vegas for my birthday meal. Although I’m really not qualified … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants | 4 Comments

Literary fiction

A couple of weeks ago, I was quite rude about those who take their literature extremely seriously. Today, in order to redress the balance a little, I’d like to respond to the opposite tendency: the idea, as Michael Blowhard puts … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | 10 Comments

Beacon, Barney and Baker

If New York didn’t know about Dia:Beacon before, surely it does now. A massive Richard Serra piece dwarfs a black-clad gallery-goer on the cover of the New York Times Magazine, which inside runs a 6,500-word opus by Michael Kimmelman all … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | 3 Comments

The Believer

For a new magazine from the Dave Eggers stable, The Believer has had surprisingly little hype. It’s quietly arrived in bookstores without the Eggers name anywhere to be seen (although his influence is obvious and everywhere felt) and is clearly … Continue reading

Posted in Media | 4 Comments