Two City Council members said Quinn retaliated against them. [Azi Paybarah]
Screamer piece good for Quinn's name-recognition if not for her reputation. [Azi Paybarah]
Someone at NBC called Anderson Cooper. [Tom McGeveran and Joe Pompeo]
Jerry Nadler, a leading DOMA opponent in the House, is happy right now. [Reid Pillfant]
How the Old Town Bar (and 49 countries) came to embrace Bloomberg's smoking ban. [Dana Rubinstein]
Jodie Foster came out, again, but will the media listen this time?(5)
Huma Abedin "represents what is best about America" Republican senator John McCain said today, following accusations by a group of House Republicans that the longtime Hillary Clinton aide and other Muslim officials in the State Department are cooperating with the Muslim Brotherhood to undermine America.
It's by now a bromide that the line separating author and audience is now nearly totally erased, aided by the quick publishing and broadcasting mechanisms, many offering a near guarantee of anonymity, available to anyone with a secret to share with the world. Denton's counterintuitive argument is that digital culture has not forced more "open secrets" like Cooper's sexuality, or at the very least secrets known by a surprisingly large number of people, into the mass consciousness.(6)