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Wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend in LA: Westlake School for Girls Reunion Lunch, Dinner at Osteria Latini and League of Their Own, and American Buffalo at the Geffen Playhouse

  Summer has come to West LA. Happily, summer here bears very little relation to summer in most of the country, which tends to be obscenely humid or so hot–115 in Arizona or Palm Springs–you don’t care whether the heat … Continue reading

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The Vulgar Charm of Mob Wives: A Rare and Oddly Human Reality Show (Posted en Route to the Cape on Bus)

  Ed Note: I have a backup of blogs on Ben Vereen at 54 Below, the end of Luigi Jazz Dance Intensive and the traditional galavanting of Victorian Chick in the city but will leave those for the weekend at … Continue reading

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Gloomy Monday in Santa Barbara Brightened by Lunch at Fresco and Musings on the Literary-Critical Landscape of UCSB English in the 1990s (Another Victorian Chick Ars Critica)

  Gloomy gray days don’t bother me; I find them oddly comforting and generally energizing but not today. I am loving the Trader Joe’s mango Greek Yogurt, 5.5 ounces and 120 calories and will go for a big swim and … Continue reading

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Torrential Rain and Thunder This Friday in LA: Facebook Timeline Rant, the Clare Spark Blog, Life in the Age of Psychoanalysis

I’m at Cafe Vida in Pacific Palisades, my favorite munchkin sighting place in West LA. It’s very loud as the rain and wind have shut down the outdoor dining area and every table is occupied. I’m exhausted, having coughed all … Continue reading

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Pouring through Books: Fun! Chaucer’s Books Post (George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, J Hillis Miller, Wars between Deconstruction and Cultural Studies…)

I am having a surreal experience. I am at J’s with his son, 7.5, and his ex-stepson, nearly 13, whose 6th grade graduation party I attended a few weeks ago. I have never slept in a house with two kids, … Continue reading

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