By Nina Siegal
Valerie Vane used to be an up-and-coming way of life reporter at a favorite ny urban day-by-day. Then she stumbled, fairly publicly, and misplaced it all—her column, her fiancé, her entry at the back of the city's velvet ropes. Now she's at the obituary table writing loss of life notices, and it appears like a lifeless finish.
However, whilst she writes a couple of lately deceased once-famous graffiti artist, the telephone calls commence. A mysterious voice at the different finish of the road tells her the artist's loss of life used to be a murder—and if she have been a true reporter, she'd examine.
But can Valerie exchange her stilettos for gumshoes?
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I signed on. I told them they’d get a column inch for each bouncer I didn’t need to kiss. Within a few months, they controlled the ropes. And I had the password to every PR tax shelter in town. “Dog bone,” I said one night, pushing past the bald man who’d eyed me through his peephole. I was at Motel, the Chelsea club the Three I’s were repping, where guests got anything delivered to their “room,” paid for in half-hour increments. Down the nondescript hallway and an all-white stairwell, I found myself at the check-in desk, where one of Tammi’s new recruits, Sari, glanced up and waved me through.
She wanted to ensure that I’d never get lost in a sea of bejeweled blue-hairs again. Working with me, she said, was her last chance to dance with the fourth estate. Mitzy didn’t care if what I printed was ﬂattering to anyone; she was happy for a little scandal in her circle—“jazzed things up a bit,” she said. She just wanted it to be correct. And after a year had elapsed covering my elders without a single mismatched pantsuit, Buzz pulled me into his ofﬁce for another conference. ” he said. At ﬁrst, I thought I’d spelled it wrong in a story.
The camera would pan out past the tinted glass of the limo, as I rolled down the window to smell the early blossoms. We’d see deer and elk frolic with foxes; see night shadows form on the Loeb Boathouse, near where—later in the movie—Jeremiah and I would have our ﬁrst kiss in a rowboat. Swans would ﬂoat in a moonlight-reﬂecting lake. “You must be new to the city. I’ve never seen you before,” said Jeremiah. I opened my eyes. “There are eight million people in this city. ” 24 | A Little Trouble with the Facts My cheeks grew hot.