Juke House (n) 1. a cheap roadhouse; 2. a brothel; 3. a type of Chicago House which started being recognised in its own right from around 1992 onwards. It features minimal 808 and 909 drum machine-driven tracks, and sometimes sexually explicit lyrics.
roundup: Finke, David Carr, Memo Pad chime in; the consensus is that the paper will suffer, and Kaplan should land at CondeNast Traveler, or, even more tantalizing, as Joanne Lippman’s replacement at Portfolio. Gawker quotes Kaplan’s credo, “attitude is cheap, reporting is expensive,” which I guess is more dignified than Kurt Andersen’s old motto, “never curb your tendency to aphorize.” On the serious though- the Observer’s always been my favorite newspaper. I’ve def. noticed more celebutante stories since Kushner took over, but for each one of those, there are still Jonathan Lius or things like Warren St. John’s 1998 profile of Steve Florio. what happens next? zombie Observer?