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Tennis, Anyone?

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Obsession and regression

Memories of Jazz Nights

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You needed stamina, but the payoff was great

Valentines Past

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If only I’d had the nerve …

On the Death of Friendship

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Nothing lasts forever

On Keeping a Blog

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A Farewell

A Visit to Harvard

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And a surprise encounter with Dr. Johnson

Remembering Cynthia Macdonald

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Poet, teacher, opera singer, psychoanalyst, and friend

Marrying a Widow

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Or, my spectral predecessor

Baldwin the Prophet vs. Baldwin the Writer

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Can a film really capture the essence of both?

Listening to Dinah

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The complexity of “Don’t Explain”

Celebrity Profiles

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Why I gave them up

Report from Hong Kong

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30 films, two days, and the inevitable breaking out in song

Robert Silvers

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In memoriam

The Eros of Teaching

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Bonds formed and broken

A Quick Tour of India

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Taking it all in, and taking it all back

Indian Wedding

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Seinfeld had nothing on this

Resisting Mr. T****

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Or, the art of the boast

Swimming in the Salmon Stream

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The AWP convention

Valentines Past

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If only I’d had the nerve …

On Being Popular and Well-Liked

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The subject that makes me most nervous as a writer

Memories of Jazz Nights

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You needed stamina, but the payoff was great

Sadness, Irony, and Equilibrium

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When art turns blue

Liking La La Land and Jackie

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The perversity of appreciation

The Big Schlep

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Trapped in a world of women (and cats)

The Complex Art of Second-Guessing

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Maybe the mistakes weren’t Hillary’s, after all

Father-In-Law

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The power of disapproval

The Agnes Martin Retrospective

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What to make of all those fussy graphite lines?

Skyping Brazil

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On the pleasure of a virtual dissertation defense

The Paradox of Urban Density

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The good, the bad, and the ugly

Reflections after the Election

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Counting the worry beads

The New York Film Festival

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A report

The Workmen

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Keeping the faith

The Roads Not Taken

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I coulda been a contender—as a cantor

What Our Politicians Can’t Bring Themselves to Say

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(And why the personal essay might help)

The Martyrdom Prayers

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Enigmas and mysteries

“Give Me a Place”

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On Montaigne and Judaism

On the Death of Friendship

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Nothing lasts forever

Holding On to the Banister

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The art of being cautious

September Song

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And so a new year begins

Tennis, Anyone?

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Obsession and regression

The Missing Friend

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An attachment that will not die

Selling My Papers

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A life’s work out the door

Confronting the Inevitable Subject

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A few hundred words, and then I’m done

Remembering Abbas Kiarostami

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The great filmmaker was cool, cosmopolitan, and lonely

On to Nanjing

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In a land of paradox

Still in Shanghai

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Getting personal—or not

Letter from Shanghai

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The cityscape of the future—and the present

On Women Artists

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Two recent films

The Dead of Summer

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What to do on this sweltering day …

English Women Novelists

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Catching up

People With Knapsacks

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Three Notes

Elevated

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Alone in space

We Begin

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Introducing our new blogger