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The title of Alissa Nutting’s TAMPA might as well have been SHOCK. The very first sentence refers to masturbation. This can be expected from a book that attempts to tell a gender-reversed Lolita, the twist being that Humbert Humbert is here transported into the classroom, in the guise of 28-year-old eighth-grade teacher Celeste Price.
Democratic National Convention
Recently, over a glass of red wine in the Four Seasons Restaurant at the Love Heals Gala, stylist Mary Alice Stephenson told us that her plan is to bounce around the country for her spring getaway.
“I’m heading to Tampa, which is such a glamorous, exciting place,” she joked. The fashion maven is scheduled to Read More
Come on, Democrats! The Republicans are totally kicking your ass right now in terms of absurd viral content. Sure, we know there’s a lot more cringe-inducing material for them to choose from, as the Tampa convention has already started. But for every Karl Rove James Carville impression, or politicians Tweeting pics with Jon Voight, you guys need to be up there with promoting next week’s CarolinaFest …
The mayor of Tampa has declared that he’s prepared to evacuate the city during the Republican National Convention if Tropical Storm Isaac grows stronger–how could the GOP have chosen Florida during hurricane season for their big to-do? Worth remembering that the other two finalist cities for the convention were both hot, dry Western Read More
On Sunday afternoon, Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees, stood by the dugout at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa watching the team take batting practice prior to a spring training matchup against the Detroit Tigers. A pair of dark glasses shielded Mr. Cashman’s eyes from the bright Florida rays, but his mostly bald crown was exposed. A man walked up to Mr. Cashman and gave him a warm greeting.
“What’s cooking?” the man asked.
“My head,” Mr. Cashman replied tersely.
The 44-year-old GM has plenty of reasons to feel the heat aside from the temperatures in Tampa, which topped 80 degrees nearly every day this month. Mr. Cashman spent much of the offseason dealing with a sex scandal that saw photos of his alleged pajama pants make the blog headlines and found him in court facing an alleged mistress he claims stalked and harassed him.
Spin Cycle looks at the upside to running for president for three New York long-shots. In short, it’s better to be a long-shot presidential hopeful, than a local has-been.
Instead of a closer look at their records, the presidential trail is a place to run away from one’s record. Thus, the narrative in Read More
In John Spencer‘s letter to potential Republican allies, descrbed in the Times today and obtained by The Politicker (read it here), his fundraiser, Patrick Donohue, makes an astonishing claim:
“Mayor Spencer already has over 35,000 donors to his campaign from around the country without doing one fund-raising event outside New Read More
New York City has emerged as the front-runner in the race to host the Republican National Convention in 2004, senior national Republicans have told The Observer .
“New York is the odds-on favorite,” said Rick Wilson, a Florida-based G.O.P. consultant who discusses the matter regularly with officials from the Republican National Committee. “People from the Read More
TAMPA, Fla.-There is talk now that if the taxpayers of New
York are willing to part with a billion dollars of their money, one day they
will know the thrill of playing host to the great ahistorical American
spectacle formerly known as the National Football League championship.
The massive West Side stadium proposal, which Read More
TAMPA-The migration begins during the sixth inning of nearly every Yankee spring-training game at Legends Field. While the defending world champions go about their workmanlike preseason business, Yankee fans with programs in hand leave their seats and begin forming a line up a bank of stairs. The stairs lead to the luxury box in which Read More