intersection 02.19.04

Straight A's

Adam Moss
The wunderkind-turned-Times-magazine-editor-turned-culture-czar pulled a February surprise by bailing on the Times and coming aboard moribund New York magazine, roused from its Primedia stupor by Bruce Wasserstein. Fans of Mr. Moss' 7 Days, the brief but beloved city magazine, are thrilled.

"Sex and the City" fans can bid on a number of dresses and accessories that were worn by cast members. Also up for auction are signed posters and scripts. Proceeds go to The NY Public Library, My Sisters' Place, Planned Parenthood, and the Drama Dept. Final bids on February 23.

It's mea culpa madness lately, have you noticed? You can hardly get through a day now when someone isn't sorry for something, from wardrobe malfunctions (woops!) to selling nuclear secrets to North Korea and others (big woops!).
Conan to Canada: J'apologize [E Online]
Mayor Apologies to Widow For Jokes About Atkins [NY1]
CBS Apologizes for Indian-Motif OutKast Number [Reuters]
Janet, Justin, MTV Apologize for Super Bowl Flash [VH1]
BBC Apologizes as Dyke Quits [BBC]
Pakistani Scientist Apologizes [Washington Post]

Here's an interesting profile that CNN did back when A-Rod signed with the Rangers.

The Apprentice
Let Donald Trump into our living room once a week? Are you nuts? And yet…we can't stop watching "The Apprentice," the television equivalent of crack addiction. Part of the guilty pleasure is the O factor—Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth—who has cleverly cast herself in the role of villain and, thus, star. How far she will go?

The A Team
Even though MUG was sorely disappointed by City Opera's recent "A Little Night Music," we have high hopes for their upcoming production of "Sweeney Todd." Sondheim's music is never less than thrilling and this production boasts the original direction by Harold Prince and the extraordinary sets and costumes by Eugene and Franne Lee. The cast is top-notch, too: Elaine Paige plays Mrs. Lovett and Mark Delavan and Timothy Nolen alternate in the title role. "Sweeney" runs from March 5-28. More here.
Today over on Gothamist (if you don't know this site, you should: it's a terrific NYC blog, with sharp writing and great pics), MUG editor Charlie Suisman is the interviewee for their new daily interview feature, devised by Andrew Krucoff.

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