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The year of hot chicken and picnics

Right about now, I’m supposed to be indoor dining somewhere and reporting how great it feels that we’re trending back toward normalcy. But not so fast! Yes, restaurant owners and their bottom lines may be ...

Revisiting Let No Man Write My Epitaph

Almost 60 years after my babysitter let me stay up to watch it, I finally paid a return visit to the seedy underbelly of life on Chicago’s skid row, Let No Man Write My Epitaph. ...

March 26, 2021
Laguna y Mar: purity in design and sophistication

Regardless of whether you find the penchant of rich people for naming their homes to be eccentric or narcissistic, “Laguna y Mar” (lagoon and sea) probably won’t be making any top ten lists of things ...

March 26, 2021
No one wrote a better melody than Puccini

If there is one thing I’ve bemoaned about modern music, all modern music, it’s the lack of melody. From the concert hall to the opera stage to popular music, melody is on the decline. Within ...

March 26, 2021
Marina Tsvetaeva: a witness to the horrors of totalitarian rule

For My Poems, Written So Early For my poems, written so early That I didn’t even know I was a poet, Hurled like drops from a fountain, Like sparks from rockets, That burst like tiny ...

March 26, 2021
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