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Bash Compactor: Monkey Business

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The average passerby on Bergen Street last weekend would have had no idea that behind the unmarked door of the Brooklyn’s Red Lotus Room was an enclave of artists resurrecting the Bal des Quat’z’Arts, the Parisian carnival known for artistic selfindulgence and bacchanalian splendor. The Art Monkey’s Ball was an effort from Molly Crabapple, the [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: On the Shopping Block

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As the holidays approach, emerging designers were offering recession-friendly prices at The Metropolitan Pavilion for GenArt’s Shop NYC event last week. With its DJ booth and open bars, it was one part party and two parts sample sale, but the designers weren’t the only up and comers in attendance, among the crowd of savvy style [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Setting Sale

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The VIP section of Housing Works’ Marc Jacobs–chaired Fashion for Action charity event didn’t offer much in terms of VIPs, it was mostly those expectedly stylish, overly coiffed young people waiting for someone to compliment them on their shoe selection. If you were looking for the genuine very important people you’d have to move past [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Donkey Show

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  Both the politically conscious and the sexually adventurous got a little action at the unveiling of Politics, a large-scale satirical painting by Molly Crabapple last week at the Museum of Sex.The event started out with everyone perusing exhibitions of homemade sex machines, male physique pictorials and Real Doll sex toys—and ended with a viewing [&hellip
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Looking Back at Fashion Week: Gay Porn Star Reveals He Prefers Parties to Clothing

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The beginning of my Fashion Week was spent mostly at the Bryant Park tents, but as my confidence grew, I began to work my way onto some of the offsite shows. Adam Lippes was supposed to show in the outdoor garden of the Theological Seminary, but under the threat of rain, it was moved into the building’s refectory, where the lack of air-conditioning duplicated the humidity outdoors. Lippes’ use of white vicose tiered dresses, crocheted jumpsuits and raffia tweed wrap skirts were super casual. Like 30 pieces of incredibly high-end weekend wear, perfect for the girl who chooses to spend $300 on something that can only be worn to brunch.

The rain hit hard, and Loden Dager started earlier than scheduled so I managed to miss the entire show at Bungalow 8, but chose to stick around for the free vodka. I watched everyone crowd around Laura Dern and David and Courtney Cox Arquette. So far, my celebrity scoreboard was higher than the days before, where the highlight was the little gay kid from Ugly Betty at Perry Ellis, and the “captain of the women’s gymnastics team” who came to see ruffles of cotton voile bursting from the vaginas of the models at Alexandre Herchcovitch...

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Bash Compactor: Hang Like A Donkey

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Tired of keeping up with the presidential campaign alone in my apartment, I headed over to the Living Liberally NYC Convention Watch Party at The Tank on Lafayette Street. Promoting “progressive action through social interaction,” Living Liberally has dedicated the full week to social events based around the Democratic National Convention and another around the [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Stilettos In the Grass

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Every year in Prospect Park, the Junior Committee gathers supporters for The Summer Soiree benefit party at the Audubon Center at the Boathouse in the heart of the Park. And even this year’s threadbare theme; “Beach Blanket Bingo,” which conjures up washed-up images of bouncy jalopies, drive-in movie theaters and strummed ukuleles, couldn’t keep a [&hellip
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