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going through some books

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I found this picture of Anna Magnani, which I think I will tape onto my bathroom mirror. Full-throated, open-mouth laughs like this should be a daily goal.

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July 28, 2011 at 9:39 am

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the duchess

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I am nearly finished with the grad school applications!  I plan to hit submit on the last of them tonight and I want you all to know I have been spending every spare moment working on these things.  Not browsing the internet sales or listening to new music.

Do you know I did not get one book for Christmas?  It’s ok, because I got lots of other bodacious gifts.  But not one book!  Here’s one that was on my list.  And also, a link to the Charlie Rose interview with Debo.

One of my resolutions is to take up blogging again in the new year.  Another is to drink more water.  See you again tomorrow.

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January 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm

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on nina simone

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In 1960, one year after Nina Simone’s first album, Little Girl Blue, was released, the poet Langston Hughes struggled to put the appeal of Simone’s music and presence “that dusky voice, that unblinking gaze” into words. “She is strange,” Hughes wrote in The Chicago Daily Defender. “So are the plays of Brendan Behan, Jean Genet and Bertolt Brecht. She is far out, and at the same time common. So are raw eggs in Worcestershire.”

Hughes was just getting warmed up. “She is different. So was Billie Holiday, St. Francis and John Donne. So is Mort Sahl, so is Ernie Banks.” He continued: “You either like her or you don’t. If you don’t, you won’t. If you do ” wheee-ouuueu! You do!”

via the NYT

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April 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm

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a post for d.m. who just finished ulysses

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Marilyn reads Ulysses!  And she’s almost done!

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March 3, 2010 at 2:47 pm

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the greatest time is here

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Me!

Whee!

– A poem by Muhammad Ali

Shortest poem ever?

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December 15, 2009 at 1:31 pm

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sita devi time is here

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Sita Devi by Andre Durst

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sita devi in hat

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Sita Devi by Cecil Beaton

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Love these pictures of Sita.  Even if I haven’t the foggiest idea what she’s doing in #3.  Maybe she is so delicate she cannot even lift a quill above her head without using both hands.  No matter.  Lovely Sita, da da da.

da da da da da daaaaaaaa da.  The headgear in #2 is very Louis Vuitton fall ’09 bunny ears-style, no?

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December 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm

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god looks after alcoholics, little children, and the United States of America

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gorevidal

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Recommended:

This interview with Gore Vidal in The Atlantic.

This tribute to fall in McSweeney’s.

This classic Wes Anderson takedown in n+1.

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October 29, 2009 at 11:52 am

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