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5:05 PM, Sep 7, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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October 4 marks the redemption of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer. That Monday his new show debuts on CNN, cohosted by conservative columnist Kathleen Parker—it's called Parker Spitzer, as opposed to (insert joke here).

In the jazzy promo, the two political commentators spar over the name of the program, but finally settle on one. As for topics of discussion, it seems everything is on the table. During the clip, Spitzer laughs while insisting the two should discuss tax policy. But Parker clearly doesn't want to be tied up in fiscal arcana. Spitzer, on the other hand, (insert joke here).

Jokes aside, I do wish the two of them well, though I would warn Ms. Parker to be on guard. Mr. Spitzer does not like to be toyed around with.

Or does he?

In entirely unrelated news, composer Philip Glass is coming to Washington and will deliver a lecture at the Corcoran Museum this Thursday night. The cost to the public is $25. According to the website,

On this intimate evening, Glass discusses his illustrious career, shares riveting stories about SoHo in the 70’s, and reflects on his many collaborative projects with Chuck Close and other art world luminaries. Following the talk, audience members are invited to visit the exhibition, Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, in which several prints featuring Closes’ iconic Phil image are on view.

I mention this for two reasons. One, if this is your cup of tea and you happen to be in the District, this sounds like an event not to be missed. And two, isn't it amusing that the Corcoran named the occasion "An Evening With Philip Glass" since it's reminiscent of an episode of The Simpsons? (From the episode "A Milhouse Divided," Homer worries that he hasn't fully appreciated Marge and buys an entire season's worth of tickets to a local theater. Besides madrigals, Homer tells his wife one of the shows is, in fact, titled "An Evening With Philip Glass." In an exaggerated tone, adds Homer, "Just an evening?")

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