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Tag Archives: Phillip Lopate


  Tonight we’re addressing Christmas cards. After thirty-plus years, we have the routine down. John does “his” people, and I do “mine,” and I can’t tell you exactly how we know whose names are whose. I rely on my old, water-stained address book, which sits mostly neglected next to the dish drainer. Hence the water stains. […]

No Buzz

How do you choose which books to read and which movies to see? All of us are probably somewhat susceptible to “buzz”–the blaring ads and TV talk-show promos and mentions on National Public Radio that make us think we have to see or read a particular work. My book group just read Wild, for example, the best-selling memoir by […]