Things I Meant to Post About

– The recent Masterpiece Theatre production of Great Expectations. It was absolutely amazing. Gillian Anderson’s Miss Haversham was the most haunting Miss Haversham to date. I have to also credit the set and costume design people, and the camera people. The increasing mold on the walls, brilliant, and that last scene of her coming down the stairs! Download it, find it, watch it, everyone was great in it.

– The composer Nico Muhly. Anyone familiar with him? Where should I start? I listened to one piece, now I forget the name, but I’ve never heard anything like it, it was brilliant. The singers didn’t sound human (in a very good way).

– The guitarist Brady Cohen. Are you watching American Idol? That amazing lead guitarist who frequently plays on stage? His name is Brady Cohen.

– Speaking of American Idol, I’m sorry, and I know she was raised that way, but I can’t abide Skylar because of all the animal-killing lust. She can’t wait to get home to kill a deer. Some day we will have evolved enough and we won’t do this anymore. Maybe for entirely selfish reasons, as people slowly accept that they can live longer and better with different diets. Until then, I can’t warm up to someone who not only thinks it’s necessary to kill, but enjoys it.

A pigeon spa.

Pigeons in New York City

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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