From the low-brow satire of Sacha Baron Cohen to the high-brow satire of Irene Nemirovsky…from an obscene film preaching tolerance to a museum depicting the obscene cost of intolerance…it was an interesting, albeit low-key and contemplative visit to New York City this weekend.
Here’s the rundown:
Saturday Morning: I hopped on the bus and endured sitting behind a trio of non-stop nattering nitwits. Luckily I had my Best American Short Stories book with me, and I especially enjoyed reading Johnathan Lethem’s hilariously pretentious “The King of Sentences” in the context of sitting behind my unfortunately histrionic and vapidly loquacious travel companions. If only I could come up with a perfect sentence to describe the situation that would make the King proud! Continue reading