Rudy Giuliani tells voters in Ohio, a crucial swing state in presidential politics, that being a big city mayor is tougher than being governor. The ad isn’t for Giuliani ’08 — of course — but for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell, who was mayor of Cincinnati.
Wonder what George Pataki thinks Read More
The No. 1 seed, Wimbledon and Australian Open victor, recently accorded metaphysical significance by novelist David Foster Wallace, the impeccable Swiss arrives at Flushing Meadows seeking a third consecutive Open title. If not for a loss to Nadal in the French Open final, we’d all be talking calendar-year Grand Read More
This week’s New York magazine features 10 ‘cute’ artists from the upcoming Whitney Biennial. And it’s oh so global! “In the spirit of this globalized Biennial,” the magazine writes of thoese ten, “five hail from the West Coast, three from Europe, and one from West End Avenue.”
We’re not sure where the tenth Read More
It was our fourth couple’s therapy session. Hilly and I weren’t so happy with the way the third one had gone …
DR. SELMAN: So what’s the latest?
GEORGE: I’ve decided that this time I’m not going to do all the talking, to let Hilly talk more.
HILLY: Uh-oh …. And Read More
Rudy Giuliani has endorsed his share of conservative Republicans over the last few years, but his backing for Cincinnati mayoral candidate Charlie Winburn seems to break new ground.
This is the guy best known for writing in 1989 (though he later said it hadn’t been well expressed):
“We Christians must clean Read More
With two weeks to go, I volunteered for Kerry in Wisconsin, so with nine days left, I’m volunteering for Bush in Ohio. I show up on Sunday at a suburban headquarters out side Cincinnati, and they put me to work on the phone bank, confirming volunteers who’ve signed up for the final weekend.
Everyone seems Read More
I have never been much of a guy’s guy. But recently, I got an e-mail inviting me to a boys-only poker game; the pitch promised me (and a half-dozen friends) “an evening of gambling, drinking & telling tall tales about sexual performance … smoking allowed.”
My first reaction was anxiety-and not because of my aversion Read More
The Mayor who claims to have brought crime down to 1960′s levels apparently is so enamored of that turbulent decade he is revisiting one of its worst architectural signatures: The multi-purpose domed sports stadium, capable of housing baseball and football games, steel-cage smackdowns, political conventions and the occasional tractor pull.
Unaware, perhaps, that the bush-league Read More
Assuming the Position: A Memoir of Hustling , by Rick Whitaker. Four Walls Eight Windows, 179 pages, $18.
Assume nothing about Assuming the Position: A Memoir of Hustling. The title is titillating, and the rest is clever and for the most part well written. But it’s also suspiciously seamless where one expects chaos, and diffuse Read More