It was the second day of the last year of his mayoralty, and Mike Bloomberg was in a mood. He had spent a portion of New Year’s Day watching Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried battling injustice in the streets of Paris. By early afternoon on January 2, he still was kvetching about his night at the movies.
“Listen,” he said. “I sat through an hour of trailers, and every one was stupider than the other. And then there were these ads for video games—for adults! And you want to know why we’re dumbing down politics.”
As the Times’ Michael Grynbaum points out, the terrific Terry Golway spoke with New York City’s billionaire chief, Mike “The Man With No Term Limits” Bloomberg, for @mthemag.
This illustration of Mayor Mike “wearing a kind of Victorian barrister’s outfit” is by Victor Juhasz.