Having propagated almost biblically, the descendants of the Lost Generation have become like a plague of locusts. You can't go anywhere in Paris without seeing Americans and just when you think you've located a bona fide Frenchman.
I once slept with a man because he gave me a copy of Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Before you judge me, read the book. It's lyrical and seductive and changes the way you think about reality, about life.
The Obama transition team is taking questions again at Change.gov -- while the press has fixated on the Blagojevich scandal, the allegations of torture by officials in the current administration receive scant attention.