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  1. we did it joe
    Jennifer Lopez Slips ‘Let’s Get Loud’ Into Her Biden Inauguration PerformanceA new era indeed.
  2. inauguration
    Watch President Trump Leave the White House for the Last Time“Have a good life, we’ll see you soon.”
  3. politics
    Trump Leaves the White House Like a Failed Coup LeaderEven his former supporters won’t see him off.
  4. biden inauguration
    Everything We Know About Joe Biden’s InaugurationBiden’s inauguration was already set to look drastically different due to COVID, and after the Capitol riot, security concerns have skyrocketed.
  5. select all
    Romanians Charged With Hacking D.C. Security Cameras Days Before InaugurationIt was allegedly part of a ransomware scheme.
  6. select all
    D.C. Prosecutors to Pull Data From 100 Phones Taken Amid Inauguration ArrestsOver 200 people were arrested and charged with felony rioting in January.
  7. White House (Falsely) Declares Trump’s Inauguration Crowd the Largest in History“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration,” the White House press secretary lied. “We’re going to hold the press accountable.”
  8. Was the Beatitudes Invocation at the Inauguration a Rebuke to Donald Trump?The 45th president does not exactly evoke meekness, mercy, or peacemaking.
  9. Watch: Anti-Trump Protesters Clash With Police a Day Before Trump’s InaugurationPolice responded by using pepper spray on the protesters.
  10. inauguration
    After Trump’s Feud With Lewis, More Democratic Lawmakers Boycott InaugurationAt least two dozen representatives say they will not attend following the president-elect’s criticism of the civil-rights leader.
  11. Trump Will Share a Candlelight Dinner With $1 Million Inauguration DonorsGenerous millionaires will also get lunch with “the ladies of the first families.”
  12. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Obama Elevates Stonewall, Boxes In RobertsThe chief justice doesn’t want to be on the wrong side of history.
  13. tomorrow’s tabloid headline today
    Tomorrow’s New York Post Beyoncé Lip-synching Headline … TodayFake singing. Real scandal. 
  14. schumer has it
    Schumer Blasted for Not Serving the President Subpar Long Island DuckGross poultry: not a great plug for New York.
  15. early and awkard
    Anti-Gay Pastor Louie Giglio Out at Obama InaugurationThat was quick.
  16. early and awkward
    Obama Managed to Find Another Inauguration Pastor Who Thinks Gay People Are EvilLouie Giglio is the new Rick Warren.
  17. 4,200 Extremely Hungover People Will Watch Bloomberg’s Third Inauguration TomorrowBut at least they’ll get … biodegradable mugs.
  18. inaugur-nation!
    President Obama Retakes the Oath of Office, Just to Be SureOkay, now he’s DEFINITELY president.
  19. inaugur-nation!
    Celebrity Fit Club’s Ross Mathews Ready to ‘Assume Any Position’ for Obama’I am going to be the mayor of Palm Springs. I just want to wear kimonos and Native American jewelry.’
  20. Times Blows Another OpportunityOr did they?
  21. early and often
    Rick Warren and Joseph Lowery Yesterday: Offensive or A-Okay?Some sensitive souls found offense in both Warren and Lowery’s addresses. Others did not!
  22. inaugur-nation!
    What You Didn’t See on TV: Inauguration Celebrity WatchYou watched the ceremony, you analyzed the speech, you likely teared up. But what did you miss? Jada Yuan, embedded in the crowd, reports.
  23. inaugur-nation!
    Were You Nervous When the Obamas Got Out of Their Car?Or is that paranoid?
  24. inaugur-nation!
    Obama’s Inaugural Address Wins Approval, MostlyReactions pour in from around the web.
  25. inaugur-nation!
    People Still Throwing Shoes at BushWell, kind of.
  26. inaugur-nation!
    Chief Justice Roberts Ruins Perfectly Nice CeremonyHey, John Roberts, you had one job to do today, and you blew it.
  27. inaugur-nation!
    Scenes From History: Inauguration SlideshowSome of our favorite moments from today.
  28. inaugur-nation!
    Rachel Maddow on Being ‘Enraged’ by Obama, and the Future of Fox NewsAll we had to do was ask about Rick Warren.
  29. early and often
    The Wish List: What Pundits Hope From ObamaJust be the best president ever, Obama.
  30. inaugur-nation!
    President and President-Elect Only People in D.C. Not Stuck in TrafficThe motorcade has arrived at the Capitol!
  31. inaugur-nation!
    Obamas Heading to Meet Bushes and CheneysThe prayers are over. Now it’s time for reckoning.
  32. inaugur-nation!
    Barack Obama Starts His Big Day Twelve Minutes LateAnd Michelle looks pretty!
  33. inaugur-nation!
    Who Is Trying to Steal Obama’s Thunder?Jeremiah Wright, obviously. But there are a couple of other stealth spotlight-stealers…
  34. inaugur-nation!
    T-Minus-One Day to a New AmericaSomehow, this feeling of giddiness is mitigated by the fact that you are the only one of your friends who has to work today.
  35. inaugur-nation!
    Christopher Hitchens Blames Torture on Common Americans, Demands ‘Tongue’ From Andrew Sullivan“I want tongue. Give me tongue,” Hitchens implored.
  36. inaugur-nation!
    D.C. Prostitutes and Coke Dealers on Business Spiking for the InaugurationKarina, 26, traveled five hours to get here, and was already “pretty booked up.”
  37. early and often
    Gay Bishop to Kick Off Obama’s Inaugural FestivitiesBut it’s not because all those liberals were pissed off about Rick Warren. Seriously.
  38. early and often
    We Get It, Obama: You’re the New LincolnObama plans to swear in on the same Bible as Honest Abe.
  39. early and often
    Obama’s Outreach to Religious Right Somehow Not Sitting Well With LiberalsWhy is Rick Warren giving Obama’s inaugural invocation?
  40. it just happened
    Cab Explosion at Rock Center?A cab just blew up outside of Anthropologie in Rockefeller Center, as Gawker just blithely reported. So far the wires have nothing that we can see, so we’re not sure what, if anything, is up. We’ll keep you updated if you do the same. E-mail us at intel@nymag.com if you’re in the area! UPDATE: An alert reader pointed us to photos of the fire at WNBC.com. If you ever wondered what “billowing flames” look like, check them out. We’ve got one after the jump.
  41. party lines
    In Which Morgan Freeman Romances Our Intrepid Party ReporterIn Feast of Love Morgan Freeman plays a professor taking a leave of absence to sort out his “issues.” In his time off he guides younger characters, including one played by Greg Kinnear, through their love lives in a close-knit Portland neighborhood. We caught him on the red carpet before the screening and asked him about his worst date ever — but he seemed more interested in ballroom dancing with New York’s party reporter than answering questions. Freeman: [Taking New York in his arms, to dance] How do you do? New York: [Pause, to be dipped by Freeman] Wonderful. Now you always have these wise roles. Freeman: Yeah, I’m a wise kind of man — look at me. New York: Now since this is a movie about love relationships — [interrupted by another ballroom dip] — Umm… Freeman: Sorry. Greg [Kinnear] didn’t do that, did he?
  42. white men with money
    The City Lawyers UpThe Bloomberg administration is facing a heap of subpoenas in the wake of the Deutsche Bank fire that killed two firefighters. So the office of the city’s Corporation Counsel is hiring a criminal-defense lawyer, Gary Naftalis, ostensibly to help them sort out which documents to turn over to the investigators. This is, needless to say, an interesting move. City Hall’s la-di-da press release says it needs “sufficiently knowledgeable attorneys in order to … fully cooperate” (because, you know, that’s what criminal defense does, cooperate). Somehow, we’re not thinking Naftalis will be doing what amounts to glorified document review. The man is a co-chair of Kramer Levin, a litigation boutique specializing in ultra-high-profile white-collar litigation; he has a rich (weak pun intended) history of getting wealthy white dudes out of massive trouble, having successfully defended Michael Eisner from Disney shareholders and Salomon Brothers from the SEC. Not that we’re implying Bloomberg’s in trouble over this, but hiring a guy like Naftalis to “cooperate” is like using a chainsaw to “mend fences.” City Hires Criminal Lawyer for Deutsche Bank Defense [NYT] Gary P. Naftalis [Kramer Levin]
  43. in other news
    In Knicks Drama, Peyser and Ridley Enter the Tabloid RingHas anyone noticed that the Daily News is turning senior features writer Jane Ridley into a more reasoned version of Andrea Peyser? Today, the pair take on Isiah Thomas’s weird double standard of debasement (it’s not okay for a white man to call a black woman a “bitch,” but if it’s a black man, it’s not so bad, goes the logic). “He should have shut up,” Ridley writes of Isiah’s videotaped deposition. “But his mouth, which matches his outsize ego – if not his brain – just kept on moving.” Zing! “A gazillion dollar salary might get you designer suits and the best table in the restaurant, but it can’t buy class and judgment,” she adds. Pow! “What we saw for ourselves of Thomas yesterday was not only ugly, but pathetic.” Splat! We eagerly flipped to Andrea to see her splenetic spin but were vastly disappointed. “Hang in there, Anucha,” is all Peyser musters. “They fired the wrong person.” Well, well, well. We’re sure it was an off day, as Peyser is by far the best in the bile business. But Ridley appears to be gaining – and if she’d just replace her cute, smiley columnist photo with something more ghoulish, we might have a real battle here! Isiah Shows His True Colors – in Black and White [NYDN] The Twisted Racial Logic of a Knicko Sicko [NYP]
  44. intel
    Webster Hall Owner Spending $3 Million to Open a Nice, Quiet PlaceWebster Hall owner Sean McGarr and his partner, Michael Sinensky, are spending $3 million to turn a former stable at 621 46th Street — a space also pursued by Ivan Kane for his controversial Forty Deuce project — into a nightclub and events hall named Hudson Terrace. The community board, concerned about improper zoning and neighboring club Pacha’s plan to open a rooftop bar, has recommended that the State Liquor Authority deny the new club’s pending liquor-license application, but McGarr isn’t sweating it. He says that come Thanksgiving he’ll be ready to show off a 6,000-square-foot first floor with a video ceiling and a 4,000-foot semi-enclosed rooftop terrace that will emit radiant heat in the winter and Vegas-like mists in the summer. “It will be a comfortable place to have a cocktail and lounge,” McGarr says, pointing out that 50 percent of his business will be corporate catering, with the nightclub open only during the weekend. “I won’t be installing a Steve Dash sound system like I have here at Webster Hall.” Sinensky and McGarr’s East Village sports bar, the Village Pourhouse, will also be opening an outpost at Amsterdam and 109th Street in November. Cheap pints or double-digit cocktails? Pick your poison. —Daniel Maurer
  45. intel
    Marty Markowitz Has High Hopes for Hasid With Homophobic PastGregarious Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz recently sparked the ire of Brooklyn’s gays with his endorsement of former city councilman and fifth-district Civil Court judge candidate Noach Dear. Dear, an Orthodox Jew with a history of anti-gay and anti-choice sympathies (he famously led the opposition against the landmark 1986 City Council Gay Rights bill), has already amassed quite a few campaign dollars; the Brooklyn Heights Courier reports his campaign is worth over ten times that of his sole opponent, Manhattan resident Karen Yellen. “I made a decision [to endorse him], whether it’s right or wrong,” Marty told New York yesterday, seeming to already doubt his endorsement of the controversial candidate. Given the power of the purse, Dear is widely expected to win tomorrow — when residents of Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Dyker Heights, and Parks Sunset and Borough cast their votes. What’s puzzling is that Markowitz has been a longtime ally of the gay community, so the Dear endorsement leaves a lot to be explained. We caught up with Marty (who, incidentally, still says he doesn’t know if he’s running for mayor) yesterday during the Brooklyn Book Festival and asked him about earning himself a potential fagwa.
  46. cultural capital
    The Children of New York Will Rule Us AllSomething strange is happening with The Children. Not only are they advising their parents on life decisions, developing sophisticated palates, and starting rock bands, now the Wall Street Journal is announcing they are building a niche in the international art market. As collectors. Today, intrepid Weekend Journaler Kelly Crowe introduces us to a few young New Yorkers whose weekly allowance is more than most of have in our 401Ks.
  47. in other news
    Suing a Supermodel Won’t Make You Any PrettierToday in the trials and tribulations of the impossibly hot: Helena Christensen is being sued by her neighbor in the West Village, a no-fun woman named Fran Panasci. The Danish supermodel (and possible sexer of Heath Ledger) built a deck on the back of her Hudson Street home, and it’s bugging Panasci — it “blocks all light and air,” says Panasci’s lawyer. The cranky neighbor-lady also claims that she must endure “loud offensive sound and noise which continues throughout the day, night, and early morning hours,” blah blah blah. Oooh, what kind of loud and offensive noises? And how about the completely inspiring fact that Helena is 38 and still likes to party like an INXS groupie? We’ll have what she’s having! Anyhow, Panasci wants $1.7 million for unspecified (are they ever?) damages, a price so high we can only assume it includes compensation for the severe psychological damage (body dysmorphic disorder, insane jealousy, self-loathing) one incurs when living within spitting distance of a supermodel. Model Christensen Decked With $1.7M Suit for Noise [NYDN]
  48. in other news
    Anna Wintour Dresses Roger Up in Her LoveAnna Wintour’s crush on Roger Federer extends to sending him expensive clothes, reports “Page Six.” (The Post gossip column also coins the phrase “comely cougar” to describe the steely Vogue editor, which is just so catty and, you know, accurate.) But a Condé Nast rep protests, “Vogue certainly helps a number of people with fashion, but Roger’s style is all his own.” We have to beg to differ on this one. The fashion bible has repeatedly featured Federer, dressing him up in all kinds of outrageously luxe clothes. In one Men’s Vogue spread alone (shot by Annie Leibovitz), Wintour draped Federer in over $4,000 worth of Prada, $2,500 worth of Gucci, $1,500 worth of Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors, and $2,500 worth of Dior Homme. Since much of that shoot took place at sea or on the beach, it wouldn’t be outrageous if some of the clothes didn’t get returned to the designers. Not that we object — handsome men deserve to wear expensive clothes. We’re just wondering whether Wintour has taken to calling Federer “my pretty” yet. Roger’s Stylist [NYP] Earlier: Roger Federer Makes Anna Wintour So Very Happy
  49. intel
    Judi Giuliani Stands by Her Man, and Then SomeThe notoriously protective Judi Giuliani’s hackles were raised at Tuesday’s 9/11 ceremony, when her lovemunchkin, Rudy, was heckled by members of the crowd for…oh, we dunno, perhaps his relentless milking of tragedy for personal gain? “Rudy kind of took it and just kept walking,” a witness told the Daily News of the meanies’ taunts. “But [Judi] turned on them and started saying ‘How dare you!’” Interesting! We’re not going say we endorse the Giuliani candidacy, but wouldn’t it be kind of cool to have a First Lady who wouldn’t hesitate to cut a bitch? Tales From the Pit [The Street]
  50. it just happened
    Natalie Portman’s New Man Likes Walks in the Park It looks like the romance between Natalie Portman and Nathan Bogle that was first snapped at the U.S. Open, has legs! Literally — the pair were seen walking hand-in-hand through Central Park today, and damned if they weren’t caught by the paparazzi. Bogle, the model-cum-designer-cum-boyfriend (he used to design for Rag & Bone), is quite the looker, so kudos to Portman. According to JustJared.com, they’ve actually been dating for four months! We can only hope that photo-stalking of them remains at a minimum, so they stay in New York rather than decamp to Los Angeles where their every Starbucks will be dissected. Nothing would thrill us more than to see the couple out and about together in the West Village and not acknowledge them. Nathan Bogle and Natalie Portman Holding Hands [JustJared]
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