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I meant to make a laudatory post last week to the effect that, where other than The New Yorker might you find a smart, funny, informative article on a literary figure as obscure as Alfred Lord Dunsany

I took that test when we applied to adopt! Picture was from the 30's: any idiot could tell that you were supposed to translate the stallion and the shirtless man in the picture into something sexual.

Mitchell is right on this precise point, though: as a classical music fan, I find its use in classical venues to be an outrage.

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I agree.  It wasn't bad.  She interviewed the right people.  But didn't you feel that this was someone who hadn't spent a lot of time listening to the music?


She's talking about his new album, which has some inappropriate lyrics, and she says - hey, don't be surprised, and starts telling the old stories about his stage show. I think anyone immersed in the music would have said, hey don't be surprised, look at "I Wanna Be Your Dog"

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I enjoyed the Adam Driver profile, especially as I didn’t know much about him except that he keeps turning in great performances in movies I like. And I don’t even have a crush on him (see Oscar Isaac).


I can’t think of a better movie I’ve seen about poetry (poetry, not the life of a poet) than “Paterson,” and that was my introduction to his work.

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Just picked up the new issue and there’s a piece on Moondog, hurray.


But it’s written by Amanda Petrusich, boo.


I also see a long piece on William Gibson which is going to congratulate him on his intense engagement with developing technologies - exactly what makes his fiction date so quickly (unlike Burroughs who keeps his distance from the real).


First I judge, then I read.

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It must be hard to fill a weekly magazine, usually stuffed with reporting and reviews, but there are things worth celebrating: Schjeldahl on “Las Meninas” —I disagree with some of it, but wow; and Maggie Nelson’s remarkable “The New Calm.” I don’t know her but I am looking up more of her writing.

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