Pick of the Week:

John Mortimer is dead

I last saw him at a vernissage of my friend Zsuzsi Roboz, where a portrait of the sleeping Lady Mortimer hung fetchingly in the nude.

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I've been Kindled

I am struggling to come to terms with my reaction on discovering on Google that people are reading my last book on the electronic device

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I've been Kindled

I am struggling to come to terms with my reaction on discovering on Google that people are reading my last book on the electronic device

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Betty Freeman, RIP

Our dear friend Betty died yesterday in Los Angeles. I’m a bit too choked up to write much about her now, but I don’t think

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Betty Freeman, RIP

Our dear friend Betty died yesterday in Los Angeles. I’m a bit too choked up to write much about her now, but I don’t think

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Today, the world changed

Anybody notice that today is the 200th anniversary of the first performance of Beethoven’s fifth symphony? It was 22 December 1808 at the Theater an

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Today, the world changed

Anybody notice that today is the 200th anniversary of the first performance of Beethoven’s fifth symphony? It was 22 December 1808 at the Theater an

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All's quiet at the NY Philharmonic

Since last week’s sordid events, there have been three developments: – The Philharmonic’s chief executive is apparently unwell. – The critic who praised Gilbert Kaplan’s performance of Mahler’s

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All's quiet at the NY Philharmonic

Since last week’s sordid events, there have been three developments: – The Philharmonic’s chief executive is apparently unwell. – The critic who praised Gilbert Kaplan’s performance of Mahler’s

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