EATER: Frank Bruni’s chronicle of his love-hate relationship with food gets a paperback release and a corresponding party: Head to the air-conditioned confines of DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena and listen in as he discusses Born Round with Top Chef judge Gail Simmons. .
IDOL HANDS: Say what you will about American Idol—“it jumped the shark ages ago,” for instance—it still delivers some singularly American themes into your living room 8 years in: rags-to-riches tales, instant-fame hunger, etc. The current crop of Idols is on tour, and the bombast hits the Nikon at Jones Beach tonight. The winner? Snooze. But we dig the Bonnie Raitt-ishness of runner-up Crystal Bowersox and Siobhan Magnus’ power pipes, dark side and awesome, awesome Edward Gorey tattoo. .
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