The Y Factor
All of which made me think twice about my half sceptical reaction to Madonna's adoption. Is sperm-to-go from a catalogue less morally decent than adopting a child? With all the privilege Ms. Cheney enjoys, she could have easily skipped the long waiting lists, the humiliating interviews, and the interminable waiting in foreign countries for the chance to bring home an at-risk baby. This is not to suggest that artificial insemination is inherently indecent. Unless, of course, it produces another Dick.
And with that drum roll, let's celebrate the 18th edition of City Slicker's "Week's Action, Weekend Reaction."
1) Has today's talk about Cheney's lack of compassionate conservatism got you in the mood for running around London 'killing' people with random acts of kindness? React by heading to Soho tomorrow to take part in the latest public participation game to hit town Cruel 2 B Kind. Sign-in starts at 3pm, game starts at 3:30pm, ends at 5pm. 9th Dec
2) Has news of Will Self's deliberate slow walk from JFK into Manhattan got you inspired for footage of NYC? React by heading to the ICA for a rare big screen showing of Manhattan. A bit of Gershwin and some monumental city-scape photography never disappoints. Until 2 Jan.
3) Does the thought of Christmas shopping along the King's Road drive you to drink? React by heading to the forecourt of Chelsea's Bluebird which has been turned into a German-style market. With goulash, steins of German beer and mulled wine you will forget what you came for in no time. Until 24 Dec.