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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1130 on: March 31, 2015, 09:19:39 am »
An item in the March 23 Dance column mentioned a Canadian danseur named Matthew Golding, describing him as "the Brad Pitt of ballet." I did a Google search for images of him, and he really does look like Brad Pitt.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1131 on: March 31, 2015, 01:25:10 pm »
I highly recommend Seymour Hersh's March 23 article about his return to Vietnam.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1132 on: April 07, 2015, 01:04:46 pm »
I am finding Jonathan Franzen's April 6 article on climate change vs. conservation interesting reading. I recommend it. (Franzen's articles are usually interesting reading.)
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1133 on: April 07, 2015, 07:57:47 pm »
I think I read part of that but I need to go back and re-read.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1134 on: April 23, 2015, 01:29:20 pm »
Over lunch today I finished Ariel Levy's April 13 article about compensation for people wrongfully convicted of crimes; I found that a scary article.

Over supper last night I started to read the April 20 article about John Barrymore and the totem pole.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1135 on: April 23, 2015, 11:04:22 pm »
The John Barrymore piece is entertaining.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1136 on: April 24, 2015, 08:56:52 am »
I'm reading through some of the articles I ripped out of old issues so that I could get rid of the old issues with a clear conscience. So I just finished the one from Dec., 2013, about Saudi women finally being allowed to work in stores, as long as their interactions with male employers or customers are kept to the barest minimum. It's a good article, but of course infuriating.

One brief anecdote tells about a 42-year-old divorced women with two kids. When the older son turns 12, he will become her guardian.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1137 on: April 24, 2015, 09:05:26 am »
One brief anecdote tells about a 42-year-old divorced women with two kids. When the older son turns 12, he will become her guardian.

I remember that one, now that you mention it.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1138 on: April 28, 2015, 07:13:41 pm »
At lunch today I read the article about Fantasy Sports, and I came away with no clue about Fantasy Sports. My review: Don't waste your time on this one.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1139 on: April 29, 2015, 09:25:02 am »
I vaguely remember reading an article about Fantasy Sports in an earlier issue. What week are you talking about?
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