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  1. kudos
    Doubt Leads SAG Award Nominations’Doubt’ picked up five nods, including ones for Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Viola Davis, plus one for Best Cast.
  2. kudos
    Could Ruby Dee Actually Win an Oscar?Probably not! But maybe!
  3. strike zone
    Writers’ Strike Means Awards Shows Could Be Even Worse Than UsualNot only will writers be unable to pen hilarious banter for the shows’ hosts and presenters, networks are now worried that stars may stay home in solidarity with the picketing writers.
  4. right-click
    Bob Dylan and Jack White Collaborate on Most Crotchety MP3 of All TimeMusic from George Clinton and the Simpsons!
  5. the sports section
    Getting Washed by the Sports-News Spin Cycle When my editors and I were finishing up last week’s story about Alex Rodriguez’s (and agent Scott Boras’s) hold on Yankees Nation, our main concern was whether we spelled “vituperate” correctly (we had) and whether anyone had taken a photo of Yankees COO Lonn Trost in the last ten years (apparently not). The piece was meant to capture a unique snapshot in the history of a team that has owned this town for a decade, a once-dictatorial enterprise facing a pivotal moment and held hostage by the best baseball player on the planet and his evil-genius agent. I didn’t expect much fuss. But when the Post printed an excerpt from the story in its Sunday editions about discussions Boras had with a group trying to buy the Chicago Cubs, saying Boras had talked about A-Rod potentially owning a piece of the team after his career ended, I was sucked into the all-too-familiar sports-news-cycle vortex.
  6. The Annotated Dish
    Trabocchi Reinvents Porchetta at FiammaFabio Trabocchi gained fame, and a James Beard award, for his modern Italian food at Maestro in Virginia. Now, he’s Michael White’s replacement at Fiamma, and his contemporary take on porchetta, the most intensely rural and down-market of dishes, is a fair example of Trabocchi’s style: “In Italy, porchetta is a pig on a spit with wild fennel. It’s either boned and stuffed in a meat-loaf shape or opened up, like a book, on a spit. It’s something we tried to reinvent with a modern version without losing the original flavors.” As always, mouse over the different elements to see them described in the chef’s own words.
  7. party lines
    Chloë Sevigny Doesn’t Need Your LoveNew York ran into Chloë Sevigny at Public last night, at the party for Sebaka Wines. We were like, “Chloë, how arrrrre you.” Then we went ahead and asked her how she feels about all the people who have been making fun of the fashion line she recently debuted at Opening Ceremony. Her reaction was totally hippie meets hip-hop, a little bit like the look she is rocking on the left. “There will always be haters,” she said. “I’m just living my life.” —Andrew Goldstein
  8. apropos of nothing
    Larry David Just a Miserable LiarWe thought we could trust you, Larry David.
  9. in other news
    Mystery Figure Set to Take Over City Tonight!Line of succession is not usually a big deal on the municipal level, but with a mayor who acts increasingly, shall we say, presidential, the question does arise: Who’s in charge when Bloomie’s out of town? Today’s Times notes a weirdly undemocratic wrinkle in the protocol. Normally, first deputy Patricia Harris picks up the reins. How about when she’s also out of town, though, as she will be tonight? Well, in those cases, the job of running the world’s capital goes to … some dude. Or lady. Bloomberg won’t say who among his staffers is next in line to the throne. Moreover, he pretty much asks us not to worry our pretty little heads about it: He’s always in control. After all, his private jet probably has Bloomberg Terminals installed.
  10. art candy
    Vandalize ThisIngrid Calame’s From #210 Drawing (Tracings up to the L.A. River) defies Jackson Pollock’s chance-driven splatter method by taking its inspiration from specific graffiti and paint spills found on city streets.
  11. User's Guide
    Grub’s Gold: The Best From Year One Ah, how time gets away from us! It was only one year ago that Grub Street began. How we long for those innocent days of yore! We poked through our archives, and, while we had to put a few personal favorites aside, here’s our short list of Grub Street’s Greatest Hits.
  12. neighborhood watch
    Domino Sugar Factory: Double Your Hipster, Double Your Fun?Greenpoint: Got a crack problem? Call the Crack Pros! [Newyorkshitty] Highbridge: After it demolished Macombs Dam Park to make way for the new Yankee Stadium, the city put up a replacement — but it’s not easy to get to and pretty nasty once you get there. [VV via West Bronx Blog] Murray Hill: Looks like the SUNY-Binghamton biz-major girls with the blowouts finally have their very own East Side bar(f) guide. [East Village Idiot] South Slope: That Enrique Norten condo slated for Fourth Avenue and 6th Street won’t happen after all … but another Norten proceeds apace nearby on Carroll. [Brownstoner] Upper East Side: Buttercream or vanilla-bean icing on that wedding cake? Roasted cod at Café D’Alsace? This poor UES gal faces hard choices that make Sophie’s look silly. [Sex and the Upper East Side] West Village: Thanks to a new street plaza, you can lounge in the meatpacking district without spending $20 on a drink … if you don’t mind mainlining car-exhaust fumes. [Streetsblog] Williamsburg: Redevelopment of the Domino Sugar plant could double the population within a quarter-mile radius. Twice the pseudo-hipsters, twice the fun! [Gowanus Lounge]
  13. Neighborhood Watch
    Vive Les Classiques at Payard on the UES; Snorting Not a Problem at the WaverlyDumbo: Pie Social! This Sunday at Bubby’s! Noon to 3 p.m. [Dumbo NYC] East Village: Mo Pitkin’s gives up the ghost October 20. [Eater] Greenwich Village: One of the best places to get risotto in the city is … surprise! Risotteria. [amNY] Meatpacking District: The first rule of Clubland: “You must bring something to the party … Good looks, money, personality, or women.” [NYDN] Upper East Side: Payard chef Philippe Bertineau is resurrecting classics like bouillabaisse and crispy pig’s feet for the restaurant’s tenth anniversary. [Restaurant Girl] West Village: A Radar mole tests the cocaine limits of popular nightspots and “here he is at Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter’s Waverly Inn, where it is apparently completely okay to get your snort on.” [Radar via Gawker]
  14. NewsFeed
    A New Sofrito, Somewhere in ManhattanJimmy Rodriguez, the man behind the late, legendary Jimmy’s Bronx Café wants to open an outpost of his midtown joint Sofrito — same concept, same Puerto Rican menu. “I’m looking all over the city for something next year,” he tells us. He has considered a former club space in Chelsea, but he’s still open to anything below 96th Street.
  15. the water cooler
    ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ Delivers on All Three CountsJudging from all the recaps and reviews out there, Money sounds like Dallas reinvented, with bonus hedonism and wit. Kind of like Josh Schwartz, but way better and for grown-ups.
  16. early and often
    Hillary Clinton Is the UndeciderLast night we flipped on MSNBC, hoping to unwind with a little To Catch a Predator, but alas, the presidential debates were in full swing. We sure tuned in at the right time, though: Hillary Clinton, known for being the most well-rehearsed and cautious Democratic candidate, turned positively Rumsfeldian. She adamantly refused to answer “hypotheticals” — basically anything about what she would do as president. She dodged all difficult, potentially controversial questions through the rote repetition of universally agreed-upon generalizations (Hillary is for fiscal responsibility and fighting terrorism, in case you were wondering). But it was when she refused to answer a question about baseball that her reticence became truly absurd. When Clinton, a Chicago native, was pressed by host Tim Russert on who she would root for in a Yankees vs. Cubs World Series, she hedged her bets: “Well, I would probably have to alternate sides,” she said. Jeez, lady. At least Bill knew he preferred briefs. Bush’s “The Decider” persona may suck, but Hillary’s “Undecider” routine is getting just as tired. —Dan Amira
  17. quote machine
    Larry David Reaffirms Status As Miserable PersonPlus: Quotes from Leslie Mann and Debbie Harry!
  18. intel
    The Invisible TouchSometimes, in New York, concert tickets are hard to get. So hard, in fact, that music fans are forced to go to great lengths to get them. As one Daily Intel reader noted, this seems to be the case for one die-hard Genesis fanatic who is desperate to gain access to tonight’s show at Giants Stadium. So desperate, in fact, that he put up a post on Craigslist, artfully titled: “I Will Blow You for Genesis Tickets.”
  19. countdown
    Fall-TV Deathwatch: It’s Not Looking Good for ‘Cavemen!’ABC’s forthcoming Neanderthal sitcom Cavemen has already had its share of problems — and now it has more!
  20. Foodievents
    Mega Food Weekend Takes Over Pier 94Culinary events in New York are getting bigger all the time, and now comes word of a behemoth so immense that it’s going to require all of Pier 94. Cook. Eat. Drink. Live., to be held October 26-27th, will be a kind of vast, sprawling combination of a giant trade show (think the Fancy Food Show) as well as a giant dining event (à la Taste of New York), adding in fifteen cooking classes a day, five wine-tasting classes, and five mixology classes too, all with the likes of Will Goldfarb, Ilan Hall, Josh DeChellis, and Paul Liebrandt. Normally, this orgy of A-list epicureanism would cost $325 a day, but buy tickets with the NYMAG code for a reduced rate of $175 a day or $350 for the weekend, including all demos. Cook. Eat. Drink. Live [Official Site]
  21. company town
    Oracle of Omaha Screws With Everyone’s HeadFINANCE • Buffett to the rescue: The Oracle of Omaha may take a 20 percent stake in crisis-ridden Bear Stearns. If the deal goes through, Bear CEO Jim Cayne will have another new bridge partner to brag about. [NYT] • Goldman Sachs named Edward Forst as co-head of investment management, a troubled group with a mere $796 billion in assets. Forst takes the place of Eric Schwartz, who’s retiring after 23 years with the bank. [NYP] • “The tears of Chuck Norris would supply enough liquidity to solve the credit crisis. Too bad he never cries.” [Bloomberg]
  22. apropos of nothing
    Jerry Seinfeld Has Daddy IssuesSeinfeld’s Time magazine profile suddenly turns dark when he candidly credits his father’s death for his success.
  23. it just happened
    Bloomberg’s Got Mommy IssuesThe federal government filed a lawsuit today against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s company, Bloomberg L.P., after receiving complaints from three senior-level executives at the company and finding “a pattern or practice of wrongful discrimination against females based on their sex and pregnancy by decreasing their pay, demoting them, diminishing their job duties and excluding them from other employment opportunities when they become pregnant and when they return from maternity leave.” According to a copy of the suit obtained by New York, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims that after their pregnancies some of Bloomberg’s female employees were demoted, isolated from meetings and other employees without justification, and told, “You are not committed” and “You do not want to be here” by their superiors. When Bloomberg’s pregnant staffers complained, the lawsuit alleges, their complaints were dismissed. A Bloomberg spokeswoman could not be reached for immediate comment.—Geoffrey Gray Related: Baby Bust at Bloomberg? [NYM] Chairman Mike [NYM] UPDATE: From Bloomberg spokeswoman Judith Czelusniak: “We believe strongly that this lawsuit is without merit and we will defend the case vigorously.” (You can download a copy of the suit here)
  24. overnights
    ‘Kid Nation’: Fresh MeatThe kids debate the ethics of killing animals and reach a consensus: They feel like chicken tonight.
  25. intel
    Nino Selimaj Fights for Right to Display Picture of RegisOsso Buco owner Nino Selimaj, who recently received a threatening letter from Douglas Band, Bill Clinton’s Fonzworth Bentley, that demanded he remove a photo of himself with Chelsea Clinton from the wall of his restaurant, has decided to stick it to the man. According to Selimaj, removing the photo would set a bad precedent. “We have Derek Jeter, we have Regis Philbin, we have Rudolph Giuliani, Danny Glover, Mariah Carey [and] Sopranos [castmates],” Selimaj told this morning’s Post. Crazy though he may be, Selimaj seems to be legally in the right.
  26. Mediavore
    O’Reilly on Defense Over Sylvia’s; Osso Buco Owner Won’t Take Clinton DownBill O’Reilly says his comments at Sylvia’s were “cherry-picked” from a conversation about racial stereotypes. [AP] Nino “thousand-dollar-pizza” Selimaj tells the Post that he won’t take down a photo taken of him with Chelsea Clinton from one of his restaurants even though Bill Clinton’s lawyer wants him to since that would set a bad precedent for the other photos he’s taken with boldfaced names: “We have Derek Jeter, we have Regis Philbin, we have Rudolph Giuliani, Danny Glover, Mariah Carey [and] Sopranos [castmates].” [NYP] Related: We Try a $1,000 Pizza, Maintain That We Aren’t Publicity Tools Tom Colicchio takes over Top Chef blogging duties from Bourdain and trades caustic commentary for a more scientific synopsis of what the contestants did wrong. [Tom’s Blog/Bravo]
  27. apropos of nothing
    Anna Faris’s Dad Reads Vulture!Last Friday we reported on the news that Anna Faris’s next film will be a biopic on porn star Linda Lovelace, jokingly noting “Her parents must be thrilled!” It turns out we were right.
  28. gossipmonger
    Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld Are a Little GrossAnderson Cooper talks to his young gay friends about AIDS. Jerry Seinfeld brags about the time Jessica Seinfeld touched a stick covered in urine to his bed pillow. Meanwhile, ex-Seinfeld producer Larry David couldn’t be happier he’s lost the ball and chain. Liz Smith finds Charlie Sheen more palatable than Denise Richards. Notorious PR pit bull Pat Kingsley has “FINALLY” resigned from PMK-HBH — or is she being “pushed out?” Donald Trump called both Mark Cuban and Dan Rather “losers” in the same day. That is, like, his
  29. NewsFeed
    Josh DeChellis Brings Special Beer and More Special Foods to BarFryWhen Josh DeChellis opened up BarFry, we were a little skeptical. It seems a waste of the chef’s prodigal talent to just be throwing stuff into a pot of oil, which is pretty much what we imagine tempura cooking to be. Well, not to worry. Like he did at Sumile Sushi, DeChellis is breaking out his brilliant composed dishes.
  30. ‘Gossip Girl’ Goes Straight to the ‘O.C.’ PlaceIn case you forgot, on the second episode of Gossip Girl, otherwise known as Statutory Rape in the City, the anonymous narrator really drums it in that this show is based in Manhattan, more specifically Upper East Side.
  31. intel
    ‘Gossip Girl’ Goes Straight to the ‘O.C.’ PlaceIn case you forgot, on the second episode of Gossip Girl, otherwise known as Statutory Rape in the City, the anonymous narrator really drums it in that this show is based in Manhattan, more specifically Upper East Side.
  32. Back of the House
    Even Adam Platt Was Moved by Last Night’s ‘Top Chef’Last night’s penultimate Top Chef featured two enormously entertaining challenges.
  33. the industry
    The Next Stage in David Hasselhoff’s Career Resurrection Has BegunPlus industry news on Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, and Snoop Dogg.
  34. apropos of nothing
    New Wes Anderson Short Film Features Natalie Portman’s Nakedest-Ever PerformancePlus: Jason Schwartzman, fully clothed!
  35. in other news
    Bill O’Reilly: The Backlash to the Blacklash Bill O’Reilly’s comments on his radio show about that time he dined at Sylvia’s with Al Sharpton, as noted by Media Matters, caused such a furor earlier this week that last night CNN was prompted to ask:”Is Bill O’Reilly Comment on Race an Imus Moment?” Today, the rage faded a little, not because of O’Reilly’s impassioned defense of himself but because it was so obvious from the tape that he was genuinely surprised by the fact that black people are just as civilized as white people. “Imus’ ‘nappy-headed hos’ remark was clear-cut, shocking racism with a hefty dash of sexism to chase,” wrote Rachel Sklar of Eat the Press. “O’Reilly’s comments were ignorant as hell and betrayed so preconceived notions, that’s for sure, but if you read his comments in full, they read like ‘clueless white guy’ rather than ‘deliberate racist.’” But is it something more than cluelessness?
  36. right-click
    Elvis Costello: Invincible!Plus: Music from Baby Elephant and Leaders of the New School!
  37. the early-evening news
    The Rolling Stones Extract Record-Breaking Amount of Money From FansAlso, news about Radiohead and the Justice League movie!
  38. in other news
    Douglas Band Is Having the Worst Day Ever Douglas Band, former White House intern and Bill Clinton’s longtime personal assistant, is having one hell of a day. First there was the Wall Street Journal story this morning, which basically blamed him for getting the Clintons to sink a ton of cash into a questionable real-estate deal with Raffaello Follieri and took an incidental shot at him for how his job used to be carrying the president’s cell phone around. Now Band’s gotten the Clintons into trouble with another loopy Italian.
  39. Openings
    Market Table Already Bumpin’ Market Table has opened for both lunch and dinner with little fanfare, and what we hear today predicts future success. Chef-owner Joey Campanero tells us that he did two and a half turns at lunch today (roughly 100 customers). Plus, the retail counter is cha-chinging away. The biggest seller, Campanero says, is the burger. No surprise, given that it’s made from the same magic meat found in burgers at the Spotted Pig, Stand, Borough Food and Drink, City Hall, and even (though not exactly) the Shake Shack. Expect a tough table: the place is even smaller than the Little Owl, Campanero ’s perpetually packed West Village favorite. Related: Shop Like a Chef (Preferably in His Own Store)
  40. in other news
    Dan Rather Is Considering Subpoena for Bushes 41 and 43Darth Rather choked back tears today during an emotional interview with “Q&A Café” host Carol Joynt, saying “You’ve never met anybody who had more respect for the presidency than I do.” But when Joynt asked him whether he’d like to subpoena George Bush as a witness in his lawsuit against CBS, he said he’d “like to not answer the question.” Joynt took his response, and his knowing look, to mean that he’s strongly considering the possibility. Rather also got teary when he talked about family members and close associates who said he shouldn’t file the suit. And, he insisted, the whole thing wasn’t born out of resentment. “I’m not angry,” he said. “I’m not bitter.” We’re betting, though, that he’s at least a little bit salty about the way Katie Couric last night called out his reporting in the National Guard story that got him in trouble. “There were things in there that were quite egregious in terms of how it was reported,” she told the National Press Club. “And sloppy work is sloppy work … They did not dot their I’s and cross their T’s when it came to that story … And our job is to get right.” Which probably comes as a surprise to Rather, who thought Couric’s job was to take the news and “dumb it down” and “tart it up.” Couric Weighs in on Iraq, Rather [Yeas and Nays/San Francisco Examiner] Rather Chokes Up, and Hunkers Down [Yeas and Nays/San Francisco Examiner]
  41. beef
    Ben Silverman Fights DirtyBen Silverman mocks Cavemen on CNBC.
  42. chat room
    Joni Mitchell Gets Angry, Hugs It OutVulture chats with the legend herself!
  43. apropos of nothing
    Helen Mirren Still Ready to Get Naked on Film; Vulture Still Ready to Cheer Her OnExcellent! Nigel Cole, director of Calendar Girls, has not returned our calls.
  44. Back of the House
    Ov-er-ra-ted! (Clap-Clap-ClapClapClap) The Post returned to an evergreen feature idea today, every editor’s best friend: the “overrated” list. Since our philosophy has always been to slavishly ape the Post in every way short of peppering our posts with the phrase “tot-slay suspect,” we thought we might add a few of our own. Since the Post didn’t limit itself to specific dishes at specific restaurants, we won’t either. Here are a few things that we find ourselves less than overawed with these days.
  45. art candy
    Alumi-NumbskullDamien Hirst wasn’t the first to aestheticize (i.e. make shiny) the skull.
  46. Neighborhood Watch
    Primehouse Opening in Flatiron; Trabocchi Siphoned Former Staff to SohoCarroll Gardens: New wine bar Black Mountain Wine House on Union Street is filled to the brim with lovely sipping ladies. [Eat for Victory/VV] Flatiron: Diddy has closed Justin’s because it’s not big enough. [NYP] Stephen Hanson’s steakhouse, Primehouse, opens Monday. [Zagat] Harlem: Fall registration is open for free proper-dining lessons at “New York City’s only tuition-free etiquette school for children,” the Development and Finishing Institute. [Uptown Flavor] Soho: New Fiamma chef Fabio Trabocchi “brought with him 12 members of the staff of Maestro, in McLean, Va., his previous employer” in order to ease his New York transition. [NYT] Upper East Side: David Burke’s Hudson Valley Foie Gras ‘PB&J’ Tourchon is pushing it. [NYO] Williamsburg: The best way to be sure your beef is prime is to eat at a top steakhouse, and lucky for you, according to “Amy Rubenstein, whose family owns Peter Luger, the shortage is over.” [NYP]
  47. it just happened
    Brad Pitt: ‘I’ll Take the Ninth Ward for $10 Million’Guess that Jesse James money was burning a hole in the pocket of Brad Pitt’s hot little pants. The actor, a featured speaker at Clinton’s annual Global Initiative Conference up at the U.N., just pledged $10 million toward rebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, says the Huffington Post. “We’re prepared to break ground by the end of the year, but we need your help,” he told the audience, which included Afghan president Hamid Karzai, president of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Desmond Tutu, and World Bank honcho Robert B. Zoellick. Pitt’s Make It Right Project, which he’s been working on with Liz Hurley baby daddy Steven Bing, is aiming to construct 150 affordable and sustainable homes in areas affected by Katrina. “We will match dollar for dollar any and every single contribution up to $10 million.” We feel sure those in the crowd will pony up. How could Archbishop Tutu say no to such a pretty face? Brad Pitt Heats Up Clinton Global Initiative Session on Climate Change [HuffPo] Make It Right [Official site]
  48. early and often
    Giuliani Hires New Fund-raising ChairRudy Giuliani fired his chief campaign fund-raiser today, reports the Daily News. It’s probably an expression of dissatisfaction with how the fund-raising has gone this quarter, as Sunday is the filing deadline for presidential candidates, and all of the totals are being added up this week. But with his lead shortening in national polls, now is clearly not the time to have limitations on how much he can get his message out. Giuliani is replacing the (amicably) ousted Anne Dunsmore with Jim Lee, “a Texas moneyman and Bush ally” who is already on the Giuliani finance team. During the last quarter Dunsmore raised $17 million for Giuliani, which is a lot, but not nearly as much as the $27 million Hillary raised in the same period. As Hillary continues to try to define the race as a competition between only her and Giuliani, he’ll need all the money he can get to fight back and get Republican voters to start forgetting the other GOP candidates, too. Hillary is expected to announce that she raised about $20 million this quarter (she’s catching up with Obama; he’s expected to announce the same amount), so we’re betting Rudy’s falling short of that. Hmm. Forgot what it was like to be poor, didn’t we, Rudy? Rudy Giuliani Fires Chief Fundraiser [NYDN]
  49. apropos of nothing
    To Watch Tonight: Mandy Patinkin’s Awkward Finale on ‘Criminal Minds’“Uh, hey everyone, I left you all in the lurch and doomed the show, but I just wanted to come back to say good-bye!”
  50. party lines
    Georgina Chapman Has a Secret Rocker PastRemember when Georgina Chapman was best-known for dating Harvey Weinstein, and people thought it was cute that she thought she could be a designer? And then it turned out that her Marchesa evening gowns were a big hit with Weinstein’s celebrity friends and even Anna Wintour has taken interest? Well, it seems all her whimsical career experiments weren’t as successful. While at high school in England, the onetime model-actress started a band, even though she admits to being “completely unmusical.” “It’s very embarrassing,” she told New York at the premiere of Control, Anton Corbijn’s film about late Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis. Chapman started her own band with a young gal pal. “We called ourselves Jesus and Mary Jane, and we sang in our school chapel at night in boarding school,” Chapman admitted. “We were 13, and we thought we were 20.” Too bad ol’ Harv wasn’t around back then to make some calls. Or, you know, thank God.—Amy Odell
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