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Alex Ross, Gay Genius

Openly gay New Yorker music critic Alex Ross, 40, has won a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant. From the Foundation: Alex Ross is a critic whose writing captures the often-elusive aesthetic and technical aspects of classical and contemporary music with clarity, grace, and wit. A staff writer for the New Yorker, his frequent essays display an expansive knowledge of music and ...

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Fake Sarah Palin Tours Manhattan

As Sarah Palin is in town (despite being disinvited from yesterday’s anti-Iran/pro-Israel rally at the UN), the Daily News dressed up comedian Kristy Webb as a fake Palin and toured her around town. Fake Sarah was mobbed by deceived Gothamites in Times Square, in front of Lehman Brothers, and was even taken by the Stonewall Inn. Photo slideshow here. News ...

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McCain Press Watch

Almost 25 days since Palin was picked and they still don’t trust her to speak off the cuff. I imagine she’s sitting in a hotel conference room while staffers drill her with flash cards. “Um….is that Kim Jong-il?” No, Governor. This is Angela Merkel. Next card.

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Keep The Ferry Free?

With the city’s economy taking a major beating from lost banking taxes (10% of the city’s revenues come from Wall Street), some are suggesting that it’s time to start charging for the Staten Island Ferry again. Currently the city is giving about 20 million “free” rides a year. Taxpayers shelled out a record $5.69 last year for every “free” ride ...

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Orlando Sentinel Says “No” To Hate

My erstwhile hometown paper, the Orlando Sentinel, has come out against the Florida ballot amendment to ban gay marriage. The state’s voters will face an array of six questions on the Nov. 4 ballot, the most notable of which is Amendment 2 — the cleverly labeled “Florida Marriage Protection Amendment.” Who wouldn’t want to protect marriage? Trouble is, this amendment ...

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Spielbergs Donate $100K To No On 8

Famed director Steven Spielberg and his actress wife Kate Capshaw have followed Brad Pitt onto the straight-celebrities-do-right list. By writing discrimination into our state constitution, Proposition 8 seeks to eliminate the right of each and every citizen in our state to marry regardless of sexual orientation. Such discrimination has NO place in California’s constitution, or any other. We’re still waiting ...

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