commented on Democrats for Sawant
@4, sigh. Really?
In other news, the number of people I've spoken with who are voting Sawant over Conlin is pretty amazing. I think you're right, Julie.
commented on Mayor Bloomberg Gives the Met the Right to Start Making Admission Mandatory
@7, have you not noticed their endowment? their fundraising? Their board? Really, some days after school, I'd drop in a quarter to go visit, some days a dollar. But I went. A lot. I never would have done that at full price.
They have net assets of over $3,000,000,000 (that's three BILLION) and that money mostly doesn't go to living artists. Leave it friggin' optional so that people who can't afford it can go whenever they feel like it and stop acting like the Met is some fabulous supporter of contemporary artists. It's a gem, a jewel and was my refuge as a child, but suffering from financial scurvy it ain't.
commented on Coffee and Mars Hill
I'd be way more impressed if this cafe was for poor people and didn't charge money for food or coffee.