2013 September 24

Watch Your Back, Ben Brantley!

Comments | | Print

Michael Bastian Michael Bastian
Patrick McMullan
View Gallery

We live for anything random, so a standing ovation to Standard Culture for sending Michael Bastian to BAM to review Anna Nicole: The Opera. The obvious choice! From the makers of the acclaimed Jerry Springer: The Opera, BAM and The New York City Opera are celebrating Anna Nicole's bumpy life via opera. (Another obvious choice.) So, what did Bastian think of the show? "The opera is good, trashy fun cloaked in the most formal and classic of presentation methods. But in the middle of the fun...I surprised myself by feeling a bit offended that all of this “nasty underbelly-of-America” exploitation was first written and staged by a couple of English guys, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Richard Thomas. Somehow, it all went from 'us laughing at her' to 'them laughing at us' for an uncomfortable moment or two." There you have it. You can read the rest of his thoughts over at the always-entertaining Standard Culture, and get your tix to the show HERE. 



The Fix

Chanel Cruise 2014, trotted out in Singapore

Chanel's Next Cruise Collection Will Be Shown In Dubai

Chanel is taking quite a trip for its next showing: Karl Lagerfeld...

Read More »

Scene

Cindi Leive with panelists Danielle Brooks and Greta Gerwig

Glamour Toasts Its Top 10 College Women With A Panel On Scoring Dream Gigs

Calling all go-getters: Last eve, Glamour celebrated its 2014...

Read More »

Obsessions

Missoni Necklace

A Touch Of Logomania

WHAT: Missoni Necklace...WHY: All of the Spring 2014 collections...

Read More »