When the Siebel family of California gaze out the picture windows of their new Tribeca pad, they should be able to see San Francisco—at least, if that old New Yorker cover is accurate..
Jennifer Siebel’s husband may be Gavin Newsom, San Francisco’s former playboy mayor and currently California’s lieutenant governor (Larry Page and Sergey Brin provided air transport to their wedding), but the rest of the Siebel family (Jennifer’s mom, dad and sister) is all about New York at the moment: Jessica, Kenneth and Judy Siebel popped up last week in city records as the latest buyers at 250 West Street, the El-Ad-developed luxury condo conversion (what other kind is there?) in Tribeca.
Ever since Seth MacFarlane sang that silly song about seeing actresses’ boobs and everyone got mad, I’ve been of two minds about whether it’s worth our time, as women, to keep fighting this particular battle.
One the one hand, we seem to have time-traveled back to the Mad Men era. Across the land, from Hollywood to Fargo, nostalgia for twinsets, garish lipstick and back-alley abortions is in vogue.
On the other hand, I too want to laugh at boob jokes, and of course, I want to be able to welcome a compliment from a president of the United States.
But O got himself a Saturday Night Live skit and a million blog posts last week when, besides praising her brilliance, dedication and toughness, he added of California Attorney General Kamala Harris: “She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country … it’s true … come on.”
OH HELL NO
San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom made a gaffe today during his TechCrunch talk, listing New York’s Foursquare as an example of an SF-based start-up in the course of explaining why his city is the best place on earth for start-ups. This is basically the same as someone claiming Biggie Smalls and Jay-Z grew Read More
Jerry Brown’s career serves as a four-decade testament to the idea that politics is a means to a means. Every time he gains an office, he almost immediately sets out to parlay it into a new one.
Which is why the prospect of his return (after a 28-year absence) Read More
Spanish-language television ads that feature Michael Bloomberg encouraging people to vote are tentatively scheduled to air in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in mid to late August and September, according to a person familiar with the plans.
The ads are part of a nationwide campaign called “Ya es Hora,” which is produced Read More
Barney Frank has been trying to chart a middle course in the fight for gay marriage, supporting same-sex unions while criticizing San Francisco’s not-quite-legal venture into marriage controversy.
Now Gay City News is reporting that the Massachusetts Congressman had some unkind words for Mike, who has tried to set out a Read More