Bonfire of the Vanities

While New Orleans observes the two-year anniversary of Katrina’s tragic legacy, the rest of the US whets an appetite for petty destruction: In Nevada, a performance artist was arrested for prematurely igniting the 40-foot-tall Burning Man monument; the Jaguar belonging to Karl Rove was covered in “I (heart) Obama” stickers and Saran Wrap near the White House; and there will be plenty of money left for clean-up in the life of Trouble, the appropriately-named dog of the late Leona Helmsley, who is set to receive $12 million dollars in Helmsley’s will, as reported by the NY Observer.