A year ago our friend Charles Fortner, of the 6th Ward in New Orleans, was felled by a stroke. An authority on local cuisine, it was something of an occupational hazard. Having just returned from five days dining with Covington’s own Camilla, Charles and another of Treme’s highly esteemed connoisseurs, Lolis Edward Elie, I can […]
Friday, September 20, 2013 The Sling Diaries Volume III, Love & Adventure: Wisdom by Lisa Koyuki Smith. Photographs by Mike Nogami. This is my sixth and final entry in the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries series. To follow the Sling Diaries project, visit the Sling Diaries Facebook page or the Sakura Bloom Instagram feed. To see my Sling Diary in Instagram […]
New York Review of Books. Aug. 19th, 2013 Jane McManus by Dominique Nabokov May 3, 2013 – September 12, 2013 In the introduction to her exhibition, “The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding,” Camilla Huey describes the show as a “series of portraits, exploring the letters, published works and lives of a […]
(photo: Phyllis Galembo & Daniel Morel photographing Camilla Huey and Maria Reynolds) by Chloe Wyma Published: August 15, 2013 “There never was a greater villain that Aaron Burr…” begins a Harpers Monthly article from 1857. “His whole life is intrigue. Woman was his spoil.” Burr, the country’s third vice president, infamous duelist (who mortally wounded […]
Grand Guy Bruce Weber brought fash’ legend David Bailey about this afternoon, the hottest day of the year, to take pictures around the house with not-yet-on- the-market very yellow Nokia cell phone/cameras. They’re shooting the commercial that will premiere this fall. We’ve Vreeland in common and had a lively reminiscence. Needless to say, it was […]
The Burr-Hamilton Duo Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 12:30 pm Kurt Thometz and Jimmy Napoli will be representing Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr in a dialog on their common interests in Thomas Jefferson, Federalism, Civil Rights, Women, Slander, Sedition and Treason, amongst other things. Join us in a thrilling and fun-filled excavation of some Harlem […]
Invite. Thursday, June 27th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. An Evening with the Muses: Camilla Huey and Kurt Thometz on The Loves of Aaron Burr.
You are cordially invited to an evening with artist Camilla Huey and rare book man Kurt Thometz in an intimate guided tour of The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding. Discourses and diversions on the revolutionaries Esther Edwards Burr, Margaret Moncrieffe, Theodosia Prevost Burr, Theodosia Burr Alston, Leonora Sansay, Jan McManus Cazneau, Madame […]
Library cats. The outdoor cat is in due to inclement atmospheric conditions. True blue.
Tonight at the Jumel Mansion, a dramatic interpretation of Camilla’s Loves of Aaron Burr exhibition, costumed and propped by Herself, and featuring her interpretation of Madame Jumel’s table set for Joseph Bonaparte: “There in the dining room on the left was the table – china, glass, still there, and gold ornaments and pyramids of confections, […]