The cast of The Maze Runner caused a fan frenzy at 92Y tonight, packing the house for their live panel discussion. Stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Jacob Latimore and more were joined by author James Dashner as they talking about bringing the beloved book to the big screen and answered fan questions. After the panel, the cast greeted fans, signing books and posters.
Who remembers this music video?
We loved watching Lenny Kravitz’s cover of "American Woman" on MTV, featuring a sultry Heather Graham driving through the desert.
Lenny will be discussing his career and influences in style and rock music with Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis on September 19. Get your tickets to see him here!
The stars of The Maze Runner movie are coming to 92Y September 16! Cast members Dylan O’Brien, Jacob Latimore, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Li, Kaya Scodelario and author James Dashner will discuss the film and screen clips.
James Dashner will be signing books after the event. Dylan O’Brien will also be signing a limited number of posters.
Will you be watching?
Tony Award winner Andrea Martin took the 92Y stage September 14 to discuss her new memoir, Lady Parts, with her friend and fellow Tony winner Nathan Lane. The actress, who has delighted audiences on screen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and on stage in Pippin, had the audience cracking up with her self-deprecating stories and excerpts from her book. Here are 5 things we learned about her last night.
- She is not Canadian. Born in Portland, Maine, Martin is often perceived to be a Canadian native because of her comedy routes with the award-winning sketch show SCTV and continued success in the region.
- Martin flies to Atlanta to get her hair cut. She’s got a hair stylist who she trusts and, what can we say, she’s just a loyal gal.
- Steve Martin suggested her memoir should be titled Perky Tits. The comedienne actually wanted to go with the title, but was told that Costco wouldn’t put the name on its shelves. Nathan Lane’s partner came up with Lady Parts.
- Martin’s father never knew how to praise her acting. After numerous criticisms of her on-screen appearance, Martin asked her dad why he focused negatively on her looks and not her acting. He revealed that he didn’t understand acting, so he didn’t know how to express his feelings on it. From then on, the two came to an understanding and her father always complimented her on her performance, whether he liked it or not.
- The audience was vocal about how fabulous the actress looked, and showered praise upon her when Martin revealed she is 67 years old. A patron asked about her love life and she said she isn’t dating anyone. Martin then shared, much to the audience’s delight, that when she was 59, she dated a 28 year old.
Some of the amazing outfits seen at the launch of the fall 92YTalks season with Bill Cunningham. Here are four of our favorites. Which is your favorite?
Wise words from the delightful Bill Cunningham. We’re still smiling from his talk here this week. Reblog this if you agree!
6 Stressipes from Elisa Zied, author of Younger Next Week.
What’s a Stressipe? Just what it sounds like. Recipes for dealing with stress! Here are six that dietitian Elisa Zied crafted for you in advance of her talk on Sep 18.
1. Anxious? Say yes to carbohydrate-rich foods throughout the day. Have small portions of produce, whole grains, beans, or low fat milk or yogurt every few hours to help your body make serotonin to help you stay calm and carry on.
2. No time for exercise? Take ten. For every hour you sit, take ten minutes to stand, stretch, take a short walk, or climb some stairs. Set an alarm as a reminder.
Last night, we had a packed house for our 92Y Talks season kickoff with fashion icons Bill Cunningham and Fern Mallis. We were awed at how glamorously dressed all our guests were. The only appropriate thing to do was to roll out the red carpet!
Here’s just a small selection of our stylish patrons. Go to our Facebook page to see the full album. And tag yourself and your friends if your photo’s there!
5 Things We Learned About Bill Cunningham Last Night
Let’s all just agree that Bill Cunningham is magical. The legendary fashion photographer kicked off the 92Y Talks season on September 3, interviewed by Fern Mallis as part of her Fashion Icons series.
The 85 year old dropped more pearls of wisdom and hilarious stories than our sold-out house could keep up with, traversing from delightful animation to tearing up about sensitive topics. Here are five things we learned from the New York Times photographer (although there were a lot more than five).
- He’ll wear a helmet “when it’s a law.” Cunningham is known for traveling exclusively by bicycle and doesn’t wear head protection.
- Growing up, Cunningham’s family didn’t have fashion magazines in the house. “I never knew they existed!” Cunningham said.
- Cunningham dyed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ red Dior suit black for JFK’s funeral. When Mallis commented about how incredible the story was, Cunningham replied, “It wasn’t amazing, it was practical!”
- Cunningham’s first editor at Women’s Wear Daily called him “a hopelessly functioning illiterate.” This one elicited big laughs from the crowd.
- The photographer, famous for his snapshots of street fashion, resents when people call his shooting tactics sneaky. “I’m trying to be discreet. I don’t want to frighten women on the street,” Cunningham said.
- (OK, here’s one more!) He refuses to give his photo files to museums or historical societies because he’s “terrorized” by the notion of unflattering shots of someone being published. “You take lots of bad pictures. You don’t publish them, for heavens sake!”