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Intelligencer: May 30–June 6, 2005

Jenna Bush gets a lesson from Bono, Dan Okrent's grumpy farewell, Aretha Franklin shows no respect, and more.

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It Happens This Week
• Bill Maher and Billy Crystal at BookExpo 2005 at Javits Center
•Lee Friedlander at MoMA
•First SummerStage concert: The Killers
•HOT 97 Summer Jam
•Poets House Benefit Tenth Annual Bridge Walk Special guest: Bill Murray


When Jenna Met Bono
The education of a president’s daughter and other random celebs.
Jenna Bush was having such a good time at the U2 show at Madison Square Garden last week—hanging on a male friend and spilling beer on her tank top, standing up in the front row near Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Christy Turlington, David Bowie, and Michael Imperioli—that the last thing she wanted to be confronted with was Article 5 of the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Nonetheless, there it scrolled across the giant TV screen above the stage: no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. According to one nearby concertgoer, Jenna “watched, head tilted sideways, brows furrowed, with the most obvious look of puzzlement on her face.” If that wasn’t torturous enough, Bono started exhorting President Bush to do various world-improvement things, and everyone around Jenna just stared at her. But she just smiled and clapped.


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