In Thompson's second run for mayor, the aftertaste of second place isn't as sweet as the first time. Back in 2008, he was the triumphant underdog, this time however, he's close to becoming persona non-grata.
September traditionally marks the beginning of the art season, at least as far as commercial galleries are concerned. As collectors and art world professionals return from summer destinations far and wide, you can feel the art world start to shift into high gear.
LGBT politicos are in denial if they don't see this race as a harbinger of the future, in New York and throughout the country. It was a reflection of the advances that the LGBT community has made in New York, with LGBT voters rejecting simplistic identity politics and voting on broader issues.