Steps of the Palais prior to Tuesday morning’s Babel screening — 5.23.06, 8:05 am.

And some others: (a) American traffic cops will ride mountain bikes, but I doubt if they’d ever putter around on cute scooters like these — Tuesday, 5.23, 3:25 pm; (b) Emerging Arists Film Festival honchos Max Ryerson and Thomas Ethan Harris, whose launch party happened a week ago last Tuesday (5.16) in Monte Carlo; (c) The Lying trio on a Big Eagle yacht late Tuesday afternoon: Jena Malone, writer/director M. Blash, Chloe Sevigny — Tuesday, 5.23.06, 5:40 pm; (d) I admit it — I’m vaguely embarassed to be running this photo.