Here are what some New Yorkers would give to Mike Bloomberg for the holidays, according to today’s Qpoll:
A 50 year old man from Kings — A chief’s gown from Africa.
A 40 year old woman from Kings — A copy of the protestant ethic.
A 71 year old woman from Queens — Read More
Tonight, The Metropolitan Club holds its 104th Annual Ball honoring Bill Weld, with KT McFarland as guest speaker.
Then, 10th congressional district challenger and hip hop aficionado Kevin Powell hosts a birthday celebration at Spy.
On Sunday, the Lexington Democratic Club, Lenox Hill Democratic Club, East Side Democratic Club, Eleanor Roosevelt Read More
Heck!-to use Eve Cooper’s favorite expletive-there’s a new First Daughter at large in Detectivesville. Eve is the creation of Susan Ford, a First Daughter in her own right: Remember Gerald Ford and his four kids? Teenager Susan was the youngest-she had three big brothers-and, she tells us in a preface, she enjoyed her several teen Read More
Bill Clinton has followed the tradition of most two-term
Presidents by wishing us farewell. But now that the Celebrity Presidency has
replaced the Imperial Presidency, a Presidential farewell address seems as
anachronistic as a horse-and-buggy ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. John Quincy
Adams said there is nothing so pathetic as an ex-President; Mr. Clinton very
likely Read More
Franklin Roosevelt’s gay, social spirit still lives at his house in Hyde Park, with its potted palm trees and aqua shutters, its views of the water and road. But Eleanor Roosevelt’s house is a few miles away, and the spirit couldn’t be more different. A stone cottage near a brook, with tatty furnishings and homely Read More
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2, 1933-1938 , by Blanche Wiesen Cook. Viking, 686 pages, $34.95.
The big story with Eleanor Roosevelt was change. She began as a sheltered Hudson River Valley aristocrat and ended up a radical world citizen, the universally respected “First Lady of the World.” As the 20th century’s most influential woman, a selfless Read More
When the Clinton Administration goes, who will go with it? Murray Kempton said that journalists were people who sneak out of the woods after a battle to shoot the wounded. The battle still is being fought, but let us look ahead to the happy task. Fellatio feminism . This is a category that virtually overlaps Read More