Tuesday, April 22nd

Hillary hangs on as if by a swaying tree branch. … Leave it to the Pennsylvanians to hold their primary on the actual, official Earth Day—today!—and distract us from the important work of buying fair-trade, eco-friendly spray cleaner with news of our democracy at work. (Though quite honestly, we are beginning to wish it would take a few months off.) Do we sense a vast, anti-environmentalist right-wing conspiracy here? Meanwhile, Barneys CEO Howard Socol and fashion director Julie Gilhart celebrate a new T-shirt recycling program involving old T-shirts being reborn as new, eco-chic Loomstate T’s—is it just us that kind of misses the old, wasteful Barneys of the 1990s?—with designer Rogan Gregory, DJ Paul Sevigny and the latest young, female, British musical wunderkind, Kate Nash. Later, Stepford-esque first lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna—the blond boozehound-suddenly-turned-New Victorian/young novelist—pop up at the 92nd Street Y to chat with writer Julia Reed (Newsweek, Vogue) about literacy and education and shill their new children’s book, Read All About It!, as part of an endless public relations campaign to make the American populace forget about George W. Bush’s special moments with children’s books. …

[Barneys + Loomstate event, Barneys New York, Madison at 61st Street, 7 p.m., invite only; Laura and Jenna Bush at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, 8 p.m., www.92y.org]

Tuesday, April 22nd