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Bash Compactor: Last Mosh

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Last night at Sweet and Vicious, Gawker’s tall, affable video editor Richard Blakely—wearing a jacket and tie—hosted his last Media Meshing party. My old pal, reporter Laura Lane, who roams the celeb circuit for OK! showed up for her very first time. "Wait, all these people want get into media?" the brunette asked, looking over [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: The Artists and Their Bull

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At Mason Dixon on Tuesday night—with Christmas cancelled in Squaresville—the art-is-democracy-in-action crowd from Creative Time were living it up with free booze. Ah, the noblesse obliges! “They manage to get people involved that would never normally touch art,” Sina Najafi, the editor of Cabinet magazine, explained. Despite straw hats and a mechanical bull, however, all [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: No Fur in the Champagne Room

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Last Wednesday afternoon at the three-floor strip club Rick’s Cabaret, seven strippers in stilettos and skimpy animal print garb were popping their tops. They were there so early to be photographed for PETA’s latest iteration of “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur.” As “This is a Man’s World” played loudly overhead, Michael McGraw—the nonprofit’s [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: A Thrill a Minute

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Thrillist—the email guide to life in NYC— brought its lad mag sensibility to eco-friendly nightclub Greenhouse last week. A thousand suits—sans ties—and aging sorority girls in minidresses squeezed into the shrubbywalled venue to swill free tequila and beer. Entertainment was hired: A woman in an octopus suit waving her arms around; a short person (child, [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Like Common People

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On Thanksgiving Eve, a gaggle of young socialites—including frock star Lydia Hearst—went in for some déclassé fun at Lucky Strikes Lanes. The willowy blonde wore tight jeans and a white Kiss T-shirt tied up high, Daisy Duke style. She tossed a blue ball, knocked over some pins and shimmied over for a tête-à-tête. I asked [&hellip
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Bash Compactor: Girls Gone Wild

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A group of thick-necked Sicilians eyed me coolly when I stepped into HK for an ’80s party thrown by a cabal of ageless club kids including Michael T and Adult Video Network’s 2008 “Transsexual Performer of the Year” Allanah Starr. Starr jiggled up in a colorful Cavalli ensemble. “Don’t you worry about them, they’re Dina [&hellip
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