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Books I read and kept

I photographed all the books on my “read and kept” shelf. The concept was inspired by my friend Charlie Byron, but also by Judith Thurman’s article in the New Yorker on Nov. 12. Thurman profiled Betty Halbreich, “who runs Betty Halbreich’s Solutions, a …Read more…

Rainy day reading for Hurricane Sandy

Here are four distracting reading recommendations for Hurricane Sandy. Suggest clicking on the links and printing them out in case your power goes. A SWEARING CONSULTANT The Guardian ran a revealing set of interviews with the creators of political satire …Read more…

“Even with a $67 million hole in the city’s budget, not many of the financial issues facing Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration are actually visible from space.”

I’m particularly proud of the lede graf on today’s Times Picayune story about New Orleans police cars and other city vehicles languishing at a city repair plant amid the city’s budget woes. Pride comes before a fall, but I do …Read more…