Charity begins at home, and having been to a few hundred fundraiser events around town, I sometimes wonder if it should stay there. Charity bashes drip with good intentions, which is a surefire way to pave the road to a gigantic, tax-deductible yawn. A sit-down leukemia dinner at the Waldorf, for example, tends to be a must-avoid for the uninitiated because it will be filled with self-congratulations, thank-yous, and dull speeches filled with shocking revelations like "Leukemia is bad, and we must fight it." Just... More >>>