Monthly Archives: March 2005

A Rediscovered Gem

I spent the evening listening to a concert version of Act III of “Siegfried” performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti on April 16, 1980, which I haven’t heard since I recorded it off the air 25 … Continue reading

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A New Toy

Amazon recentlly made a curious addition to its “Search Inside” feature: Statistically Improbable Phrases. Amazon explains: Statistically Improbable Phrases, or “SIPs”, show you the interesting, distinctive, or unlikely phrases that occur in the text of books in Search Inside the … Continue reading

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Ledes I Never Finished

HE second “Greater New York,” the youth-besotted, cheerful, immodestly ingratiating jumbo survey of contemporary art….Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, March 18, 2005

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The Well-Fed Interview

I‘ve always wondered why writers devote space to what the subjects of their profiles eat during an interview. Maybe they’re justifying the restaurant charges on their expense accounts. Here are a few gustatory delights: Ned Martel, New York Times, March … Continue reading

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A Nice Bit of Work

Someone at the Washington Post turned in a great headline on a recent Tom Shales review: ‘Fat Actress': Jolly-Unsaturated It’s quite a trick to summarize an entire review in two words, but the headline writer did it cleverly and with … Continue reading

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My Best Laugh of the Week

In an oped piece for the New York Times, (March 5, 2005) Jessica Queller, a writer for “The Gilmore Girls,” describes her mother growing up “in a small house on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.” I can just see the … Continue reading

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