1. Ian Schrager's Public Hotels chain is planning a NYC branch in a new building going up near PAPER's world headquarters by Herald Square. Welcome to the hood! And yes, there will be a nightclub. [WSJ]
2. The Google Music launch looks like it's finally happening in L.A. on Wednesday, November 16. The service is expected to include both downloads and streaming. [MusicWeek]
3. Mash-up fans should be sure to check out the latest handiwork of DJ Schmolli "Cruelly Good Summer Feeling." It is three minutes and forty seconds of genius.
4. UK recording artist (+DJ/remixer/producer) Tom Middleton is spinning tonight, November 14, at Cielo (18 Little West 12th Street) with resident Monday night host and DJ Francois K.
5. Spencer Sweeney -- "painter, musician and owner of Santo's Party House" -- opens his latest solo show, "The Pharaoh's Lounge: Party Paintings and Sauna," at Gavin Brown's Enterprise (620 Greenwich) on November 19. It runs until December 17. Also opening that night at GBE: Dara Friedman's "Dancer."
6. Ronald Perelman's New York company, Siga Technologies, received a $433 million U.S. government no-bid contract for an untested experimental drug to treat smallpox, a disease eradicated worldwide in 1979. [L.A. Times]
7. A horse dancing to Lil' Kim. [The Hairpin]
8. Former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill is selling his Central Park West apartment for $88 million and supposedly giving the money to charity. [Observer via Buzzfeed]