Necklace of fire?

New Yorker, March 28, 2005.

Feb. 28, 2005.
“In ‘8kin,’ Dubinsky sheds her clothes as she explores her childhood relationship with her cello….”

TotT referencing Samuel Johnson on the latter: “Some observers were reminded of an old Fleet Street ditty:

You cannot hope to bribe or twist,
Thank God! the British journalist.
But, seeing what the man will do
Unbribed, there’s no occasion to.

“But that’s Britain. Here, no man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.”

April 25, 2005.
“Highlights: ‘Gauntlet 2,’ in which the performers dodge a swinging cement-block pendulum; and ‘Ricochet,’ in which they bounce themselves off a Plexiglas wall.”

Poem about a lady and the tigers.

May 9, 2005.
Audio tour: “You are standing in Todd Niesle’s foyer. The faux faux-marble table on your right is attributed to Todd Niesle’s mother, circa last Christmas. It’s a fine example of a piece that I, Debby, do not like.”

April 11, 2005.
About a bitter travel writer in the late 1800s: “The two hundred and nine dully impassive pages of Mrs. Meyer’s biography offer two striking revelations about Mrs. Mortimer’s melancholy life. One is that, despite having written three authoritative book on the countries of the world, full of omniscient anthropological narratives, Mrs. Mortimer appears to have set foot outside England only twice in her life: as a young woman, she visited Brussels and Paris with her family; as a widow, she made it as far as Scotland.”

April 18, 2005. Journeys issue.
Swan cartoon.

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