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David Amsden

October 20, 2014 | weddings/asktheexperts/2009/summer
Acting Scared

For American Horror Story: Freak Show, Sarah Paulson faces her fears twice.

April 5, 2010 | Feature
The Magician of Meat

And now Pat LaFrieda will pull a brisket-chuck blend out of his hat.

October 26, 2009 | Feature
Never Mind the Pity

How a dying teenager’s dream turned into the making of a miraculous album.

July 20, 2009
The Billyburg Bust

A working-class neighborhood became a bohemian theme park, which in turn became a fantasyland for luxury-condo developers. Now, littered with half-built shells of a vanished boom, Williamsburg is looking like something else entirely: Miami.

May 4, 2009 | Feature
The Let’s-Just-Party-Boy

Andrew W.K. and the democratization of clubland.

March 9, 2009
Patrick Wilson, Superstar

Thanks to sex and a comic book (Watchmen), the actor is about to blow up.

January 5, 2009 | Feature
Run for the Hills

MTV’s heightened reality spinoff, The City, is coming to New York, giving a new collection of young, beautiful people the chance to become the next collection of young, beautiful things.

June 2, 2008 | Feature
The 25th Hour of Florent Morellet

As his legendary 24-hour French diner closes for the first time, it is being mourned as the sad passing of an era. But Morellet regrets nothing.

May 12, 2008 | Features

For those in search of the next groovy thing, Taavo Somer, proprietor of Freemans and the new Rusty Knot, is the prey of the moment. His downtown anti-style wants to have it all ways all the time—ironic and earnest, neurotic and carefree, cool and cheeseball.

October 1, 2007 |
The Life Obsessive With Wes Anderson

On a spur-of-the-moment train ride to Rome with the filmmaker whose reality bears a distinct resemblance to his movies.