Jake Shears at One Step Beyond (02/04/11)
Like they’ve done in year’s past, the PR team from the New Yorker Festival is running some advance teasers about this year’s lineup. I’ve been able to answer all but one of the “blind items” they’ve listed so far.
Which Vietnam vet turned author grew up in one of several cities claiming to be the “turkey capital of the world”?
Which acclaimed architect’s most recent project was inspired by a bamboo Chinese hat?
Which glam-rock band’s lead singer came out to his parents only after Dan Savage, in person, assured him that “they already know”? (They didn’t.)
Which blockbuster director’s father founded a successful garden-machinery company?
Which political powerhouse counts among his/her talents the ability to shell pistachio nuts with his/her teeth?
Which British scribbler prefers Burning Man to Glastonbury?