Back when House and Garden published his winey online ramblings, semi-simian author Jay McInerney could justify his barfy hedonism by claiming it was for a greater literary good. But the magazine folded and the blog has been mute since Halloween. McInerney has been, presumably, casting about the cosmos for something to make his life worth living. [N.B.: There isn't anything! Give up, donkey!] Despite our opinion to the contrary, Mcinerney has found a raison d'etre. McInerney is helping his friend Audra Allen establish a sanctuary in East Hampton for a colony of monkey artists. "I find it interesting from the point of view of rescuing and rehabilitating chimps," he said. "And as a naturally curious person, it's intriguing to encounter these close relatives." Closer than you think, Jay!