The newly-christened Frankie Knuckles Fund will receive donations targeting black communities in both England and U.S. The fund will support HIV information, testing, and treatment and will operate under the larger Elton John AIDS Foundation (ELAF), one of the largest private foundations fighting AIDS in the world.
Elton John creates Frankie Knuckles fund | Voices
The day I moved in, my super told me he needed a $700 deposit for the movers, in case they nicked the elevator or anything. I did not want to hand over that check. Plus, I couldn’t find my checkbook. But the super said the movers couldn’t get in the elevator until this happened. So I came downstairs with a fake, hand-drawn check made with glittery magic marker. I handed it to my super, kissed him on the cheek in the most sensual way I could bear to, and kind of grazed his chest with my hands. I whispered, “Everything is going to be okay.” And then I directed the movers to the freight elevator — while my doorman stood, frozen, in shock.
Fashion followers can thank bloggers for making fashion coverage more democratic and forcing design houses to accept (and then exploit) the reality that very little communication is for insiders’ ears only. But, now that so many bloggers have been embraced by the industry — and the Old Guard has learned to keep up with social media — is there still an opportunity for new voices at shows? And if so, what kind of voices can still flourish?
everything must have already gone (at Harlem & Grand)