About Last Night

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Nicki Minaj Burns Iggy Azalea at BET Awards

Could a battle of the former Paper Cover Girls be brewing? ICYMI, Nicki Minaj cast the shadowiest shade on fellow bubblegum rap chanteuse Iggy Azalea last night at the BET Awards. Both artists were… Read Full Story
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Planned Parenthood's 10th Annual Fundraiser

There's nothing quite like walking into a party and hearing Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson from Broad City shout the winner of a luxury gold-plated vibrator over a crowd of adoring fans and Planned Parenthood… Read Full Story
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Michelle Williams on Getting Slapped by Rachel Weisz

Last night's Kate Young for Target party at the Old School, which was made to look like a Valentine's dance in a high school gym, was chock full of movers and shakers including Maggie Gyllenhaal,… Read Full Story

Bush Tetras Span Time at the Echo

Led by singer/provacateur Cynthia Sley and guitarist Pat Place, Bush Tetras rose to prominence in early-'80s New York alongside Liquid Liquid and other punk-funk outfits. Deprived of late original bassist Laura Kennedy, the group… Read Full Story
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Who Left Their Dog at the Club?

When we saw the thousand-plus Facebook RSVPs to last night's free Class Actress show at 285 Kent, we knew to stay well away. (Plus the parenthetical phrase "DJ set" is always a turn-off.)And it seems… Read Full Story
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Twitter Highlights From the Billy on the Street Premiere

Last night the second season premiere of Billy on the Street, comedian Billy Eichner's man-on-the-street quiz show, was held at the Beacon Theater. The night brought together the show's crew, celebrity friends and faithful fans… Read Full Story
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"The Hook Is That There Is No Hook:" R. Kelly on the New Episodes of "Trapped in the Closet"

"I'm so nervous, but I'm at the same time so excited," said R. Kelly, in a black tuxedo jacket and sunglasses, holding an unlit cigar in his red-leather-gloved hand. Before a theater of journalists and… Read Full Story

Live: METZ at Mercury Lounge

Heavily-hyped Toronto punk trio METZ packed the Mercury Lounge Monday night, the first of two consecutive New York dates. METZ can probably best be described as "muscular," both for the way their combined playing… Read Full Story
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First Impressions: Big Boi Previews Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

Last night, Outkast hero Big Boi previewed selections from Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, the follow-up to 2010's critically-revered Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. As fans and press filled Converse's Rubber… Read Full Story
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Antony's Turning Premieres at DocNYC

Last night, Paper attended the premier of Turning, Charles Atlas's film of singer Antony's 2006 European tour of the same name. Based on a performance at the 2004 Whitney Biennial, the tour brought Antony and… Read Full Story
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New Club Bow Opens on the Bowery

On Friday Night, PAPER attended the "soft opening" for Bow, the new Bowery (get it?) spot from Travis Bass, of Red Egg and Madame Wong fame. The club takes over the underground space from… Read Full Story
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Flavorpill's Lunch Break Parties Wrap Up With Peanut Butter Wolf

On Friday, Flavorpill concluded its novel Lunch Break series, consisting of three hour-long, weekday lunchtime parties geared toward a day-jobber crowd. The invite promised food, but the closest thing we could find was Peanut Butter… Read Full Story

Jason Schwartzman, Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan at Lexus' "Laws of Attraction"

We don't find ourselves attending many luxury car unveilings often, but Lexus' recent Laws of Attraction event in San Francisco, in which they debuted their new bonkers LS F Sport, was a hard invitation to… Read Full Story

A "Sensation" of a Party in Amsterdam (and It's Brooklyn-bound)

You're probably already familiar with the idea of a "white party" -- the concept is simple enough -- everyone wears white, and ideally, the decor is also white. Sensation, a brand of house music parties… Read Full Story

Scenes From Yo Yo's 10th Anniversary Party at the Tribeca Grand

Last night, the Tribeca Grand Hotel hosted a one-off edition of London's Yo Yo (You're Only Young Once) party to celebrate the crew's 10th anniversary. The West London-based hip-hop oriented dance party, run by Notting… Read Full Story

Dev Hynes and More at Suzanne Geiss Company's Blasting Voice

The Suzanne Geiss Company, the gallery launched this Spring in the old Deitch Projects Grand Street space by its former executive director, recently initiated a sound art performance series (July 11-28th). It's called Blasting Voice,… Read Full Story

Scenes from PAPER'S SuperDuperMarket Kickoff Party

Pardon us if we're running a little slower than usual this morning, but we're still stuffed from the kickioff party for our three-day SuperDuperMarket, which is open today through Sunday at 410 W. 16th St.… Read Full Story

Scenes From Mr. Mickey's Handsome Tuesdays at Bishops and Barons

Believe it or not, East 14th St seems to be a new stop on the hipster party train. Todd Smolar, formerly of Beatrice Inn, and DJ Franco V have joined a group of promoters (including… Read Full Story

Scenes from SPIN MAGAZINE'S Rooftop Party with Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q

Goofy Detroit rapper Danny Brown and hip-hop artist Schoolboy Q both played Central Park's Summerstage Monday (with Childish Gambino), but last night, they played a much more intimate gig, a private party at dusk on… Read Full Story

Skrillex, Ashley Greene, Walt Frazier and A$AP Rocky Walk Into a Party...

Though they may sound like the start of a punchline, Skrillex, Ashley Greene, Walt Frazier, Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso and A$AP Rocky made quite the motley crew last night at Samsung's launch party for… Read Full Story