A smart and funny N.Y. Times piece by Allison Hope Weiner on the tribal customs of Oscar partying. I’ve been given a very hard time by dates in the past for not introducing them at parties when I’m speaking to some big-name actor or director or studio guy (they’re right — it’s a bit thoughtless), but Weiner’s first rule of Oscar party etiquette (“an oxymoron,” someone says) is “IF YOU’RE SOMEONE’S DATE, DON’T EXPECT TO BE INTRODUCED.” She says that “no one cares about spouses, relatives and arm-candy at Hollywood parties. You could be a Nobel laureate, but if you’re a plus-one during Oscar week, no one will want to meet you. And your significant other probably won’t introduce you. Don’t take it personally.”