As of today, Philipstown, New York, is a two-newspaper town. Like all such things, it's already gotten ugly: "This week, news of Gordon Stewart’s [new] paper spread around town. On Monday afternoon, he received a phone call from Doug Cunningham, the editor of the Putnam County News and Recorder. 'He was so wound up,' Stewart said. Cunningham wanted to know if there was a liberal conspiracy behind the paper involving the local Democratic politicians, or the Hudson Valley Land Trust, or 'the Facebook guys,' referring to Chris Hughes and his partner Sean Eldridge, who own an estate in the area." Oh Lordy.
If you say "Michael Chabon, Michael Chabon, Michael Chabon" in the mirror that [...]
There are conflicting accounts of the incident that IS ROCKING PARIS and MY WORLD right now, in which Dior's John Galliano tussled with a lady with an ugly handbag and her Jewish and/or Asian friend. (Some reports say he said "anti-Semitic things" (though no one will say what!) and other reports say he called them "Asian." Youch, harsh language, I guess?) The police arrived, and he was released this morning. How could ugly people in Paris get in the way of the designer of Dior? I hope they're happy that he's been "suspended" from his job. I smell a plot, as in, there's always someone younger coming [...]