New York is full of fun places to have a good time. One of the hottest places around is Da Marinos, an Italian restaurant/piano bar that sits smack in the middle of the theatre district of Times Square section of Manhattan.
Girls on HBO is either the hottest show on TV, with genius writing that ironically captures a certain 20-something experience in NYC today, or it's a lark for a homogeneous set, reflecting a narrow subsection of the world. Or maybe it's both.
This 35-track, triple disc DVD collection is such an important and significant pop-culture package that it might scare your unsuspecting holiday recipient into thinking you're saying something more than merely Happy Whatever.
Beyond all of the indulgence of VIP lists, select tables, black tie and gown, meet and greet stuff at this gathering is that there were real moments of serious policy and political discussion that were not trivial.
While the real world is not Broadway and filming Sex in the City sequels, the fact is that there are tens of thousands of gay men and women who perform in "straight roles" every day in the US military.
What ad men did to America was make us into consumers. And that is what brought us down. Maybe Mad Men will help us understand what went so terribly wrong so that we might do it better this time around.