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Former NYFD Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta was deeply involved in the Deutsche Bank debacle that cost two firefighters their lives. Now a change has come: Salvatore Cassano is commissioner. And he, says Wayne Barrett, is even more deeply involved.

The posters for Gary Marshall‘s new film Valentine’s Day promise lots and lots of stars. Karina Longworth says it has nearly as many storylines. It’s “the Crash of romance, the Short Cuts of bullshit.”

Hot Chip are “so arch they might even be sincere,” says Dan Weiss.

Obama may not have gotten Craig Becker onto the NLRB, but he did get M. Patricia Smith into the Department of Labor, and her record fighting labor violations in New York shows that’s a big win, says Tom Robbins.

Koreatown Japanese restaurant Izakaya Moku closes at 6 a.m. on weekends. The food’s about as fabulous as the scene, says Sarah DiGregorio. And it’s cheap!

Michael Musto continues to reinvent the celebrity interview with Raven O (MM: “This is different from what plays at the Carlyle. Tell me more about your wasted years.”) Also: the Miss’d America drag pageant, Dame Edna, Michael Feinstein, and Chelsea Handler.

Plus more Music, Art, Theater, Film, Books, Dance, Restaurants, Free Will Astrology, Dan Savage, and odds ‘n’ sods.

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