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Entries by David Finkle from 10/2009

Mavis Gallant: Underrated Short Story Master Proves Herself Again

| Posted 10.06.2009 | Books

Since none of the fiction lovers to whom I mention Mavis Gallant has more than the vaguest notion who she is -- this, despite her being singled out fo...

Peter Gelb and His Met: No Booing Please

| Posted 10.07.2009 | Entertainment

What occurs to me about the booing is that it might begin to color attitudes towards the Met under Peter Gelb for whom this 2009-10 season is the first with no vestigial ties to Joseph Volpe.

Video Books, or Vooks: Do We Need to Watch Books as Well as Read Them?

| Posted 10.14.2009 | Books

It would be a sin -- practically a capital crime -- to write off masterpieces because no one has the patience for the sentences Marcel Proust had the patience to craft so scrupulously.

Johnny Mercer, Lyricist-Composer-Singer, at 100

| Posted 10.23.2009 | Books

Among other accomplishments you can find in The Complete Lyrics, Mercer is one of the most evocative writers about the American South who's ever put pen to paper.

Come to the Cabaret Two by Two

| Posted 10.26.2009 | New York

The best thing for light NYC entertainment with a hint of shadow is to storm the Café Carlyle where the John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey have a show called "Lost and Found."