Life Among the Beau Monde



That's, uh, Brett Somers? And Jackson Brown? Hmm …"Photo: Bumblebee Studio


Two Intelligencer items caught our eye this week: a Keystone Kops farce involving truffles, bound for San Domenico, sniffed out by a Homeland Security dog at JFK; and tales of the media elite confronting their likenesses at Cafe Cluny's "demi-celebrity portrait gallery." Both stories have a melancholy note, suggesting as they do the emptiness of wealth and privilege — not that we don't still lust for truffles and fame ourselves.

Truffle Kerfluffle at Border [NYM]
Sketchy Café Society [NYM]