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GOOD’s: Nov/Dec High Tech Low Tech

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GOOD’s High Tech/Low Tech issue hits the magazine racks, and here’s a peek inside:

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita The New Nostradamus?
Michael Lerner profiles the man some think is the most brilliant foreign policy analyst, and others think is a wacko. Cool.

Morgan Clendaniel looks at Second Life. We’re sick of Second Life. Can’t someone invent a virtual plague and kill the place off?

Sam Slovick is guided by a 12 year-old through Skid Row. It reads quite a bit like a piece he wrote for Whole Life Times, last June. His LA Weekly piece on the same subject was criticized by Brady Westwater, who would be a great subject for GOOD.

If It Ain’t Broke explores seven practices that haven’t changed much over time for one simple reason: they got it right on the first try. One of these is prostitution and another is hanging. Good grief.

GOOD is having their first anniversary party this Friday, so subscribe and RSVP, in that order, please.

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FBLA Goes to the Party: Dana Vachon Merges, No Acquisitions

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Fair-haired wonderboy, Dana Vachon, met a few dozen of his admirers last night at Bar Marmont in honor of his novel, Mergers & Acquisitions. David Kuhn, that powerful gay man, and Anonymous Content were the hosts.

We were thrilled to see Mickey Kaus, who introduced us to Michael Lerner and told a funny story about being on Red Eye. Lerner’s busy with the new national tour of Camelot.

But before we could make intelligent conversation, Thairin Smothers and James St. James mobbed us, eyes all aglow. St. James has a book coming out in May–a sort of “For a Very Young Drag Queen” thing. We can’t wait.

And then we met the most amusing person–one half of mystery novelist P.J. Tracy. Traci has one of those faces that looks pretty and mischievous at the same time, and we could have talked to her all night. She got us to Dana.

He told us about meeting Gore Vidal–the high point of his life, thus far. We asked if Gore made a pass, but it was so noisy, everyone pretended not to hear. We had better luck by dropping the gossipy nugget of Vidal’s voice-over work for Sony on the DVD of Gattaca.

Vachon’s going to China to meet some young guy who’s buying up something or other, and then back to work on book deux. This one is set in Scarsdale/Westchester and explores a different set of themes. Swear to god, he said that, and he’s sincere. He’s the new Michael Lewis!

Then, Jennifer Ramos of Vroman’s appeared, and we clued Dana in on the preppiness of Pasadena. All agreed that Jonathan Adler’s hairy white ankles weren’t remotely top drawer.

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