Is this the end of the Roberto Donna era in Washington? Our colleagues Tim Carman and Tom Sietsema report that the celebrity chef has officially closed Galileo III. This breaking news follows an avalanche of bad press and bad vibes, including court battles with the landlord and employees.
So, maybe you’ve heard — there’s a scandalous new book about Sarah Palin? Critic Nick Gillespie, no fan of the ex-guv, is unimpressed by Joe McGinniss’s work. “All-consuming hatred and contempt rarely make for good journalism.” Oh, and that Glen Rice story? Not a lot of evidence. Also, movie critic Ann Hornday is underwhelmed by Nick Broomfield’s Palin documentary (“a glib, gossipy hit job”) but otherwise declares the Toronto Independent Film Festival the best of all possible film festivals.