Eavesdropping Is What Guests Do Best...

by JESSICA LEVY · September 9, 2009

The media was invited to check out Bernie Madoff's penthouse. Apparently it's beige. And hideous [NYMag].

You can hug Rafael Nadal too - like the fan who did at the US Open yesterday - just be prepared to spend a year in jail and pay $5,000 in "civil penalties" [NYPost].

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden name baby boy Sparrow.  [EW].

Want to know if any vermin has been hanging around in the kitchen of the restaurant you're dining at tonight? Now you can thanks to Restaurant Violation Map [Eater].

Here's an adorable slide show of New York City kids on their first day of school. [NY Times]