Dale Peck has become so much less angry since he scored that $3 million book deal! The novelist and critic—whose Friendster profile was once described as "incredibly anti-corporate and anti-consumer," who famously hated things much more than most reviewers do these dark days, and who was slugged by Stanley Crouch because of it—recently allowed himself to be pied by Rick Moody. Moody was once described by Peck as the worst writer of his generation. But at a fundraiser the Montauk Club last night, it was all fun and games and pieing. [NYT]