The Deutsche Bank fire is Mayor Bloomberg
's "defining debacle," says Wayne Barrett
, "a failure of leadership, accountability, and transparency, revealed in one law enforcement report or news story after another." But with the help of a complaisant press, the Mayor's getting off the hook.
Asked why his union was endorsing Bloomberg, a political aide told Tom Robbins, "He's going to win." But are the unions getting enough from the Mayor in return? Tom suggests not.
Michael Musto interviews Jeff Daniels; Ella Taylor sees him in his new film The Answer Man. Musto also has a thing or two to say about Bruce Vilanch and the Tony Awards Committee's decision to leave critics (like him!) off their voter rolls.
Govind Armstrong's new restaurant Table 8 has a great pedigree and comes with high hopes. So why were the people at Sarah DiGregorio's table talking about Taco Bell? In Greenpoint, Robert Sietsema had problems with another much-anticipated debut, Anella.
No, lady, Sonia Sotomayor isn't a Mexican. But Gustavo Arellano is proud of her anyway.
Jovanotti started out rapping with Afrika Bambaataa and is now an international jazz-funk-pop star. Carol Cooper watches him work in New York.
In Music: Fu-Arkist-Ra and Pollution. In Film: Lorna's Silence, In the Loop, Import/Export, Shrink, and California Company Town.
In Theater: Kalkwerk and The Tin Pan Alley Rag. In Art: Heide Hatry, William Lamson, and Carrie Moyer. In Books: Italo Calvino's The Complete Cosmicomics. In Dance: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.
Savage Love, Free Will Astrology, Letters, home.