In my breathlessly enchanting cover story looking back at 2011, I decide that New York became “Fun City” again thanks to the double-dipping economic crisis that had everyone taking the stick out of their asses and riding it to the streets for protest marches, bonding experiences, and general camaraderie.
I also look at the larger political picture and give my provocatively readable thoughts on:
*The death of Osama bin Laden, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and Amy Winehouse;
*The ill-advised sexual antics of Anthony Weiner, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and basically anyone else who had lots to flaunt and even more to lose;
*And the unique cultural contributions made by the year’s biggest grovelers (Charlie Sheen), game-changers (Chaz Bono), and blissfully offensive sing-alongs (The Book of Mormon).
I’m telling you, it was all very challenging and at times even traumatizing, but it was definitely lots of fun!
Just like my piece!
I mean my article!
And there are also Chad Griffith photos of me as Donald Trump, John Galliano, Michele Bachmann, Kim Kardashian, Charlie Sheen, and an Occupy Wall Street protester.
I’ve included a sampling to make you cuckoo-crazy in anticipation.
And here’s the Gawker write-up saying Kim Kardashian has never looked so good.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 28, 2011