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Top Clinton Strategist Booted

Hillary Clinton has fired her top campaign strategist. Mark Penn, the pollster and senior strategist for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid, left the campaign Sunday after it was disclosed he met with representatives of the Colombian government to help promote a free trade agreement Clinton opposes. “After the events of the last few days, Mark Penn has asked to give …

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Morning View – Warhol House

This weekend I read that Andy Warhol’s Upper East Side townhouse (bought in 1974 for $310K) was on sale for $38M so I walked over a few blocks to grab a photo. (Oh, what a difference a few blocks make on the UES.) The little red plaque to the left of the door reads: “Andy Warhol: 1928-1987. The artist most …

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Peter Tatchell Disrupts London’s
Olympic Torch Relay

As part of a large protest against Chinese human rights abuses, activist Peter Tatchell was detained by London police today after he attempted to interrupt the relay of the Olympic torch through the streets of London. As the torch continued westwards through London, pro-Tibet supporters waved banners and placards calling for Gordon Brown to boycott the opening ceremony, for an …

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Lesbian “Super Bowl” Hits Tampa

The NCAA Women’s Final Four basketball tournament is playing out in Tampa and the lady-loving-ladies are pouring into town. The Final Four games Sunday and Tuesday will showcase the nation’s best women’s basketball match-ups. But the tournament will also usher in what is widely believed to be the largest lesbian gathering in the history of the Tampa Bay area. Other …

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Lien Placed On Westboro Church, Offices

A federal judge has placed a lien on the church and law offices of the Westboro Baptist Church, as a result of the recent multi-million dollar lawsuit won by the father of an American soldier whose funeral Westboro picketed. If the case presided over by U.S. District Court Judge Richard D. Bennett is upheld by an appeals court, the church, …

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If You Don’t Love Me, I Will Know

I’ve been on an early ’90s kick for the last few days, so here’s a great track from England’s Prefab Sprout, If You Don’t Love Me, which hit #3 on the Billboard dance chart in 1992. I have a beautiful (if slightly foggy) memory of hearing this song at some giant circuit party around then (maybe in Atlanta), where the …

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Mike Gravel : Made Of The Awesome

Say what you will about Democratic-cum-Libertarian presidential candidate Mike Gravel, but the dude is NOT boring. Dig his trippy take on the Beatles’ Helter Skelter. It’s funny and sobering. Cannot. Stop. Watching. Play LOUD.

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Blowoff NYC Tomorrow

Rich Morel and Bob Mould bring their hairy beary beat-filled carnival back to Manhattan tomorrow night for another installment of Blowoff at the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea. Doors don’t open until 11:30pm this time, so expect the place to fill to capacity at once. Advance tickets are recommended as I think they stopped selling before 1am last time and some …

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Broadway Friday

– Meta-musical [title of show] begins previews at the Lyceum on July 5th, with the opening set for July 17th. The entire original Off Broadway cast will appear. – Off Broadway: Experimental art group 3 Legged Dog will present the world premiere of Charles Mee’s Fire Island at the 3LD Art & Technology Center in the West Village beginning April …

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Forty Years

One of my two most vivid childhood memories is standing in my grandmother’s living room in Newark, at age four, pondering all the adults’ horrified reactions to the assassination of JFK. I didn’t understand what had happened, why the women in my family were sobbing as the men spoke quietly with grim, fear-filled faces. The other memory comes from when …

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