With a surprisingly common-sense platform and a core of supporters not know for laziness, Kristin Davis is a force to be reckoned with. At the very least, she will be heard this time around -- starting now.
This year's expertly-run festival gave the indies room to breathe, focusing on the massive treasure trove of new talent from the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. Of course it wouldn't be Dubai without some outrageous parties.
The Best Man depicts a time when presidential conventions were brokered through backroom deals as delegates were swapped for political favors. Today, conventions have become highly scripted coronation ceremonies, just short of political infomercials.
"The first time I went [to Kenya], I had the guilt. I was just handing money out. I really was having that weird, stunned feeling. The thing is, when I feel that guilt, I come to Singapore to talk about it. I try to funnel it towards action."
Usually I steer clear of politics. Normally I follow Mr. Ed's wise dictum "don't speak unless you've got something to say." But in the case of my old buddy Carl Paladino, I can remain muzzled no longer.
New York finally got a gubernatorial debate. Carl Paladino was the weakest performer -- no small achievement in a field that included Jimmy McMillan of the "Rent Is Too Damn High" party and ex-madam Kristen Davis.