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June 17, 2019


David, Who painted the adorable girl with a feather in her mouth?

Thank you for commenting, Sarah. She is certainly adorable. The figure comes from the American Scholar's presentation of my piece. I hope they've identified the picture there. -- DL

Critical tricks of the trade: Noted food writer Irene Sax confides that she has


sometimes collected adjectives from the Times dance critic, Alistair Macaulay, and used them in my restaurant reviews. You'd be surprised how appropriate words like "lithe" or "strenuous" or "supple" could be in describing a dish.
A musical borscht? A furious hot sauce?


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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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