Shoulders Are Anything But Cold
Sure, we enjoy the exotic frocks that cost more than our cars, but we really cherish the crazy stuff sent down the catwalk by delusional celebrities convinced they can be the next Derek Lam.
• This year's edition of the Puerto Rican Day blowback begins: activists say the police have overreached in their pre-parade gang sweep and wrongly jailed innocent bystanders. [NYDN] • Peter Braunstein dusted off his dormant journalism skills to write a long leniency-seeking letter to the judge: "I implore you, your honor, to [ignore] the venomous tabloid media and its premodern understanding of mental illness." Hey Pete, "media" is plural. [NYP] • The NYPD premieres a new siren, the Rattler (a low-frequency aural assault) to go with its storied repertoire: the Yelp, the Wail, the Hi-Lo etc. The Times article actually links to the sound samples for each. [NYT] • Wednesday's weird confluence of NYC critter sightings — a hawk and a kestrel in Manhattan, a lamb tearing through the Broonx — made for the busiest day in Animal Control's history. [FoxNews] • And, one more squeeze of the Sopranos-ending "controversy": James Gandolfini admits he has no idea if his character lives or dies. His career is a far more clear-cut case. [AP via amNY]