Joe the Celebrity: Robin Abcarian and P.J. Huffstutter dissect the dissection of poor Joe the Plumber.
Best Day Ever: Days when Carina Chocano has a review in the paper are good days. Days when Carina Chocano has two reviews in the paper, it’s time to brush our teeth and get back into bed. Our day could only go down from here. Check out what our girl-crush says of Patti Smith: Dream of Life: “At times Smith does look like she was sculpted from marble, as when she stands in front of her husband’s grave. Impossibly long and angular, with a brutally beautiful face, she represents something that’s been rare in the popular culture in the past decade: an artist with a voice and a vision. In this respect, there’s a note of mourning in this otherwise celebratory film — for punk rock, for New York, for reality, for a time when popular music was animated by something other than money.” Sigh.
Edie Adams, 81: Edie Adams had thought she would be remembered as nothing more than a cigar spokeswoman, but Jon Thurber’s thoughtful obit makes sure she’ll be remembered as much more.