ALEX WILLIAMS

February 2, 2018

Yesterday In Styles: Remind Me, Why Was It That We Ever Watched Infomercials?

Advertisement Print headline: “The Stepford Channel,” published here in October 1992. The story: It was the ’90s and suddenly David Letterman and Jay Leno found themselves […]
January 10, 2018

Rex Reed Bangs a Gong on the Mediocrity of Modern Life

Advertisement “That’s me with Larry Olivier,” said Rex Reed, reaching for a black-and-white photo in a silver frame in his eighth-floor apartment in the Dakota on […]
December 11, 2017

The Year in Style: Can Parents ‘Robot-Proof’ Their Child’s Job Future?

Advertisement Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with robots. In the children’s books they devour at bedtime, happy, […]
November 21, 2017

How Charles Manson Nearly Made It in Hollywood

Advertisement For a fleeting moment in the confused swirl of the 1960s, Charles Manson, a diminutive ex-convict who had taken to hippie silks and a cosmic […]
November 4, 2017

Four More Zzzs for Snooze City

There it was, that word again. “I’m going to call you ‘the boring’ because that’s what you are,” a Donald Trump impersonator blustered to New York […]
October 30, 2017

On Time: A Watch Brand by and for Millennials

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS Jake Kassan, 26, likes to play a little game: ask other 20-somethings for the time, and see if they glance at […]
October 4, 2017

On Time: Does Anyone Actually Go Diving With a Dive Watch?

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS Ask yourself, how many buddies do you have with dive watches? Now ask yourself, how many of them dive with one? […]
September 23, 2017

How to Survive the Apocalypse

President Trump threatens to “totally destroy North Korea.” Another hurricane lashes out. A second monster earthquake jolts Mexico. Terrorists strike in London. And that’s just this […]
September 8, 2017

Is Jake Paul a Social Media Genius or a Jerk?

LOS ANGELES — With grave concern, a television reporter for KTLA described the mayhem in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood of Beverly Grove in July: The […]
August 31, 2017

On Time: Paul Newman’s Rare Rolex Has Auction Watchers Buzzing

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS Maybe you missed out on Jimi Hendrix’s “Woodstock” Stratocaster, which sold for a reported $1.3 million in 1993. Perhaps you were […]