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Drink Like a Soprano

‘The Sopranos’ lends its name to a wine line.

By Daniel Maurer

Mason and a Movie

‘Eating their Words,’ the dinner theater series that brings together distinguished playwrights, actors, and chefs, is coming to Tailor.

By Daniel Maurer

Lorraine Bracco Also Likes Marilyn Monroe Photos

Lorraine Bracco
Name: Lorraine Bracco
Age: 53
Job: Actress. Bracco has followed up her iconic role in The Sopranos with a stint on Lipstick Jungle as a whip-cracking publisher. Last night, Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment celebrated her Bracco Wines.
Neighborhood: Chelsea Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Fanny Brice. What's the best meal you've eaten in New York? Empire Diner's roasted-chicken plate. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Think and/or worry.

Let the Bear Blame Game Begin

FINANCE • Bear Stearns followed up yesterday's Morgan Stanley announcement with its own $850 million loss, again the first quarterly deficit in the bank's history. [DealBook/NYT] • Is former Bear Stearns exec Ralph Cioffi, the guy behind the two Bear funds that imploded this summer, the main culprit in the subprime crisis? New reporting suggests his team set off the plague of dirty debt that cost Citi and other top banks billions. Oh, and Cioffi's under investigation for pulling out a couple mil before anyone else got the chance. [Business Week] • What a mensch: David Rubenstein, the former lawyer turned Citadel private-equity master, decided to keep his new copy of the Magna Carta on display at the National Archives. Rubenstein paid $21.3 million — chump change for a guy worth around $2.5 billion. [Law Blog/WSJ]