Author Archives: MATTHEW SCHNEIER

The Love and Rage of Larry Kramer

“No one can be neutral” about Faggots, even 42 years later. Kramer wanted it that way.

Gucci Makes a Big Change. Will Fashion Follow?

Alessandro Michele announced he would slow the brand’s hectic pace, and stage two shows a year, down from five.

Can Amazon Save Luxury Fashion?

The online megastore has never cracked high fashion’s resistance. As retail plummets and the pandemic rages on, is now the time?

Benefit Dinners Got Canceled. Will Nonprofits Go Hungry?

Philanthropy without gala season.

Now Is the Perfect Time to Memorize a Poem

Give yourself over to a rhythm that is not your own.

With Coronavirus at Pandemic Levels, the Met Gala Is Off

The museum now says the Costume Institute’s spring show will be postponed until the fall.

Fashion Magazines, in Lockdown, Consider Their Future

An industry in flux confronts further changes.

In Quarantine, Beans Take Center Stage

With coronavirus fears pervading, a pantry staple has become a new essential. Bean sales are up — way up.

Quarantines Mean Record Days for New York’s Weed Delivery Services

The city is shutting down as coronavirus spreads. Black-market marijuana delivery is just ramping up.

With Coronavirus Reaching Pandemic Levels, the Met Gala Will Be ‘Under Review’

Fashion brands are canceling events, the museum is closing, and the fate of the year’s biggest party is now uncertain.