Nine things in the papers

“Harris Resists Easy Definition: Treading Lightly on the Issues as a Top Lawyer” NYT by Kate Zernike

“Epic tale of catastrophic change: turmoil wreaked by the Colombian drug trade upends anindigenous Family in a cliche-defying story” by A.O. Scott

“Birds of Passage Review” NYT

”Choir Boy” Jonathan Burke of Tarell Alvin McCraney by Gia Kourlas speakingdance NYT “Giving a Musical a Jolt Of Black Tradition “

”city of Angels, Old-School Style”

”Proof That Virtuosity Can Be Funny:  A star pianist swapped concertos  for sketches with a musical comedy duo“  Yuja Wang w Igudesman & Joo  by Joshua Barone

ed8ta: Well, actually that’s 40 things, “Forty Things I Ripped From The Media and Then Carried Around in My Bag for A Week”

Can I do it by memory: Kamala Harris, Colin Kaepernik, Wealth Matters Art Collectors, Columbian gangster movie, black dance, costumes for Van Halen show, old LaLa restaurants, Rothko deaccession, Thundercat, Yuja Wang comedy bit, EPL tables, NBA Allstars roster, current Broadway shows table, (slowing) Eryka Badu, The Grammy’s various (let’s call it 5); also: Black Panter page 1 LA Times wraparound ad – for Academy Awards, Dementia op ed by M Shriver, art market op ed; Manchester City – Chelsea; SNL Bezos penis jokes; “The Light” w Belcher and Masden; “Roy Hutchinson, 67, a Restorer of Early Sound Films:” full page ad for Tanglewood; “Everything is Wonderful”; New York Library Dance Division; “One Child Nation” at Sundance re China for the interesting poster; “In Lagos, The Art of The Hustle”;  Emirati Princess (who) Tried to Flee; ok, 32, but i do have another 50 non-curated sections and tear-sheets in my bag.


Lynn Stegner class update:

I bought 3 Wallace Stegner books, in lieu of accessing the class online bibliography and reserve desk: the newish anthology of essays edited by Page Stegner, her recently deceased husband and teacher, at 80 — to Wally’s 110; Mormon’s partly because it has three “Greats”; a pocket edition of “Recapitulation” The essay book was signed by Page, and featured an essays “A Year in Great Falls” that recounts the author’s new school in a new state and country, where he went to school in his tattered play clothes and had his lunch and jacket stolen by bullies, until a larger kid intervened in befriended him; the author 60 years later or so lamets that he can’t remember his protector’s name, only his ethnicity; that bit reminds me for some r


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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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