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Bergdorf Goodman: I Am Dandy Fete

On Thursday evening, Bergdorf Goodman hosted the launch party for Rose Callahan and Nathaniel ‘Natty’ Adams‘ book, I Am Dandy; The Return of the Elegant Gentleman (Gestalten). (It was by invitation only, of course: We’re talking dandies, here. Standards must … Continue reading

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Book Week in New York

This was me yesterday afternoon, before the heat transmogrified me into a wet, fungal ape. Nothing–not even the coolest linen and cotton summer ensemble I can muster–can ever withstand the hellishly fetid breath of the NYC subway system (many of … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Had a grand time a few weeks ago on the set of a green screen video shoot (I’ll say more about the project once it’s launched). It took almost an hour to render my entire head uniformly white, and almost … Continue reading

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A Gathering of the Dandiacal Tribe

I’ve been away from the dandiacal demimonde for some time, so when my friends Rose Callahan and Natty Adams kindly invited me to attend their panel discussion on dandies at the National Arts Club in Manhattan, I decided it was … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Natural History Interior Designer

Recently, the good folk of Bartram’s Garden hired me to help design and furnish their new interpretive center, which they’ve aptly dubbed The Green Room. It’s an educational space that will inform visitors of what is afoot in the Garden: … Continue reading

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The Local Frontier: The Lost Cemetery

In this episode of The Local Frontier, I investigate the case of Monument Cemetery, whose tombstones now line the Delaware River in a forgotten part of Philadelphia.

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Where I’ve Been

            This is a still from a film that my friend, filmmaker David Kessler, is shooting right now in the Pine Barrens. I’ve been serving as a guide through some of the more wild areas … Continue reading

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The Local Frontier, Part III: Schuylkill

The third and final episode of my solo journey through the urban wilds of Philadelphia’s waterways. My thanks to Shawn Annable and Marc Brodzik of Woodshop Films for their hard work on this series. The Local Frontier, Episode I: Rancocas … Continue reading

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Cold Indifference

My friend David Kessler is shooting a film about the Pine Barrens, and I’ve been serving as a guide. This footage was taken on the lower Batsto River about an hour before David got snagged in a fallen tree and … Continue reading

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Les the Mentalist

Last night at The Coney Island Museum’s Grand Guignol Variety Show, my friend Les the Mentalist performed quite an amazing feat. Watch this video to the end, and be astounded.

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