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Entries by David Finkle from 02/2010

Late-Breaking Bulletin: Frenchmen Don't Wear Berets

| Posted 02.08.2010 | Style

Frenchmen sell berets. But Frenchmen don't buy them. Tourists do. In order to indicate they've been in France. One possible theory is that Frenchmen sell berets in order to spot foreigners more easily.

Brian Dillon's Informative The Hypochondriacs: Read It and Become Symptomatic

| Posted 02.08.2010 | Books

In The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives, Brian Dillon goes into gory detail in describing the afflictions -- or presumed afflictions -- gripping the nonet.

Hilary Kole Deserves to Be Your Valentine

| Posted 02.12.2010 | New York

Everyone should want to listen to and look at Hilary Kole in an understated black cocktail dress and high-heeled gold-strap shoes and tresses flowing past her shoulders.

John David California's Novel Attempt to Best J. D. Salinger: Read It and Weep

| Posted 02.18.2010 | Books

What's missing is the effortless character charisma Salinger provided. It does no damage to the 1951 bestseller. The Catcher in the Rye continues to stand on its own, unassailed.

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano: Viewing "This Thing Called Love" From a Cabaret Stand-Point

| Posted 02.22.2010 | New York

The husband-wife team of Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano are currently doing the living-room honors in Manhattan's Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel through the first week of March.

The Boys in the Band: Still Offering a Gay Old Time

| Posted 02.23.2010 | New York

Matt Crowley's dark comedy, The Boys in the Band, opened at Manhattan's Theatre Four on April 14, 1968, little more than a year before the Stonewall Inn fracas.

Barb Jungr: Top-Flight Cabaret and Concert Artist

| Posted 02.27.2010 | New York

In just about every field, there are practitioners and then there are artists. In the still-cogent cabaret area, this distinction is usually between singers and those who take singing to a higher plane.