From the archives, which are being scanned by the most helpful person of all time, comes this little nugget. What you’re seeing here is the first thing I ever got paid to write. Joel Stein assigned it to me back in 1995, in those good old days of Time Out New York when he proudly wore pleated pants and regularly assigned articles like this one to me. I believe I received $35 for it, which, come on, totally isn’t enough. (Yes, I was surprised that Joel had a Wikipedia page, too.)

The incredible smugness of Sarah Palin, a woman no one cared about a week ago.