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Clear Channel Interview

If you want to catch my interview on Pride Radio, you can stream it here. Clear Channel’s lovely Jared informs me that the show will play about 600 times over the next 5 days. Wednesday: 6pm & 10pm.Thursday: 1am, 9am, 5pm.Friday: 1pm, 5pm, 10pm.Saturday: 2am, 11am, 4pm.Sunday: 11am, 3pm, 11pm. Somebody get those folks some content, STAT!

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CNL CEO Tom Hutchinson: Homophobe

As I noted three weeks ago, Florida’s Orange County has made it illegal to deny housing based on sexual orientation. Today comes the news that this move has cost Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty the support of his largest re-election backer, Orlando-based CNL Hotels & Resorts CEO Tom Hutchinson, who emailed Crotty to say he was pulling his support because ...

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Where, When, Who

Yesterday, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn made public a plan that, among other things, will require NYC nightclubs to purchase and use ID-scanning technology, ostensibly to prevent minors from using counterfeit IDs to gain entrance. Of course, no one is expecting that nightclubs will harvest and sell customer information to marketers. And surely no one is expecting the ...

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Girl

Tuesday, 130PM I’m sitting with my friend Ken in the Grand Central lower-level food court enjoying some Chirping Chicken. I think I could eat Chirping Chicken every day. I look over Ken’s shoulder and notice a really hot guy standing in line at Eat-A-Pita. I nudge Ken to turn around. “Oof! Check out that guy.” Ken hardly blinks. “Girl.” “No, ...

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Statement Has Santorum On It

Stunning organizers, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) has signed the GenderPAC and Human Rights Campaign’s Diversity Statement, which asks members of Congress to affirm that they will not discriminate in their own hiring based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Santorum signed after meeting with a member of GenderYOUTH. Since 2003, 170 members of Congress have signed the document, ...

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Morning View – Sherry-Netherland Hotel

The Sherry-Netherland Hotel has been standing its Gothic guard over the southeast corner of Central Park since 1927. At 42 stories, it has only 154 rooms and 100 of them are devoted to permanent residents, about whose multi-floor apartments Travel & Leisure devoted a portion of their June 2006 issue, prompting me to walk down and take this picture. In ...

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Instant Disco History #8 – Disco Lucy

I’m sorry to do this to you, but history is sometimes ugly. Cheesy and annoyingly catchy, the discofied theme song from I Love Lucy reached #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976. A one-off hit from a group of studio musicans that dubbed themselves Wilton Street Place Band, Disco Lucy was produced by Trevor Lawrence, who recruited Lynda Lawrence ...

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1 Bdrm / 1 Bath = 1 Arm / 1 Leg

Today’s AM New York riffs on the fact that the average apartment in Manhattan now costs over $1000/sq.foot, or an average of $1.3 million, by listing what $1.3 million could get you in other cities. It’s a common device of the NYC newspapers whenever new housing stats come out. Here are the examples AM NY uses today: Boise: 6 bedrooms, ...

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