David Noh is a writer living in Manhattan, who toils for what that good writer Ethan Mordden once described as publications “with occult circulation.” Originally from Honolulu, another sexy, overcrowded isle, on his first teenaged visit to New York, he went to the Museum of Modern Art where programmers Charles Silver and Stephen Harvey screened Leo McCarey’s THE AWFUL TRUTH for him.
He was never the same again.
This blog can also be viewed as a consumer guide. With movie prices edging towards $20 and Broadway tickets well over $100 for even semi-decent seats, and let’s not even discuss opera prices, in this economy especially, getting culturally ripped off is a clear and ever-present danger and I hope I will be able to guide you into the light instead of the darkness. And, glory be, in metropolises everywhere – even Manhattan – there are actually free and quite wonderful things to do, to which I hope to alert my readers. Elitism be damned will be a constant theme here.
Gossip? Certainly! Who am I to deny a tradition most artfully practiced by Marcel Proust, even if the Hoppers, Parsons and Hiltons who came after him blab in a slightly less elevated fashion? One thing is certain, however: No Phoney Filth Spilt Here.
Besides verbal interest, there will much to discover visually as well, although this shall never take precedence over the written word, as has insidiously, detrimentally happened all over the mainstream media. I am in possession of one of the world’s largest private archives of photographs dating back to their invention and these I am more than happy to share.
MERCH ALERT! I am also selling many fabulous photos from my collection on Ebay under my seller name: den7.
Welcome to my world, one in which the standards of elegance, wit and heart are upheld and anything shoddy is strictly de trops…in other words,