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Joyce Wadler: How Come the Funniest Woman in Manhattan Writes for The New York Times?

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Because we live in an age of miracles. And even us New York Times readers deserve a little.

Or is it just that random movements and collisions of relentlessly dull particles have resulted in one original writerly voice.

In any case.

Enjoy Joyce Wadler's "LIFE CHANGES, WITH A LATTE TO GO" in Thursday's HOUSE AND HOME SECTION,PAGE 1.

And try not to think about golden days when BOLDFACE NAMES by Joyce Wadler was the truest essay in the newspaper.

Ms. Wadler used her high-brow and post-modern wit to skewer movie stars and other criminally famous peabrains at publicity parties.

So why did the Times kill BOLDFACE NAMES?