By now, everybody knows that reform-minded/law-and-order-spouting
New York governor
Eliot Spitzer has been implicated in a major call-girl ring bust. (Pun-lovers,
don't go there.)
This is sad for his voters, supporters, and family, of course,
but given things that are really wrong in the world, we'd rank this particular
non-event substantially below, say, African genocide and (only because Spitzer
is an elected official) a half-step above Britney's shopping list.
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As New York goes, so goes the world. Right? So we suspect that governors the globe over are waking up this morning with one question on their minds: "Hey, what kind of girl can I get for a couple grand an hour?"
Well, being astute journalists, we aim to answer the hard questions. The bad news is Elliot Spitzer's alleged escort service of choice, Emperors Club VIP, is no longer available online at http://www.
For those who've waded through the Client-9 transcript -- or, almost as long-winded, the Times coverage -- the most damning detail in Le Affair Spitzer isn't (merely) that the Governor of New York allegedly bought a high-class hooker and allegedly tried to cover up the money trail (unsucessfully, and pitifully so for a guy who is the fucking former attorney general of New York State! A guy who busted Wall Street crooks for a living! Can't cover up his own prostie bills!).
THE ROMNEY DIET5 years ago March 7, 2003 | Kristen Lombardi delved into Governor Romney’s fiscal budget to see who would be hurt most by his balancing act.“Even before advocates can sort through Romney’s plan and decipher where, exactly, human-services spending has been cut, they’ve noted that, for all the talk of his ‘commitment’ to core services, the governor still manages to balance his FY ’04 budget on the backs of the state’s neediest citizens.
"Mangum's Opus: Neutral Milk Hotel's epic Aeroplane" by Carly Carioli
A decade ago, Carly Carioli interviewed Neutral Milk Hotel's frontman Jeff Mangum about the band's then-just-released, larger-than-life second album, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. The piece captures the sorrow, spiritualism, and lyricism of the man and the album, and exactly predicts what everyone would be saying 10 years later.
I can hang
David S. Bernstein talks to FNX about Obama, his generation, and of course, his article: "Obama outside the Boom: The first political leader of my generation acts nothing like the rest of us — which might be how he’s gotten where he is."
MP3: Obama and Gen-X: Berstein breaks it down for FNX.
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It was a fitting way to end this season of Project Runway. Not because it was he who ultimately won it all. But because in my mind, it was sort of the Christian Soriano show from the beginning last night. From his wonderfully absurd description of what it was he was looking for in a model (“fierce tallness and walks for days”) to his kooky modeling of Jillian Lewis’s ridiculous looking hat prior to the runway show (all the while going “bring it back, bring it back”), Christian downright stole the proceedings.
Where my dough at?
In the words of Wyclef Jean, "Oh, where my money at?" Ian Donnis talks Red Sox ticket prices with FNX. For the latest, read his article "Ticket shock: Fans are paying the price for the Sox success: inside the Fenway fiasco."MP3: Ian Donnis talks to FNX about ungettable Sox tixs.