I haven’t read this yet, but I got a signed copy at an author event last week at the New York Public Library main branch in Manhattan. Morgenstern was interviewed by Kelly Braffet,
(who has a new book herself, coming out early next year.). It was very unfair of these two women to be so damn...
Spare yourself the book; in my humble opinion it is godawful and contains some serious grammatical howlers. I lasted until page 317, in the middle of the extended Las Vegas section. I just suddenly stopped; what happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas. I did not want to waste 5 more...
Truly, the production I liked was the City Opera production where Semele was Marilyn Monroe, Jupiter was JFK, and Juno was a wrathful Jackie Kennedy in a pillbox hat. It was fun, inventive, and beautifully sung.
Maybe Shrader was just having a bad day at the office.
Quoting myself above, I did indeed go down to Philly this past Saturday for Semele. The singing was sensational with the exception of Alek Shrader as Jupiter; he was underwhelming to say the least. It's a pity because Where'er You Walk is arguably the most famous aria in Semele. Amanda...
A total aside, but the first time I wore my new pair of rose quartz earrings, the woman in line behind me at the grocery store asked me if I had had the crystals
programmed yet. Seriously? Like, no, they are just a pair of earrings.
I have BritBox and quite like it. I also have Acorn, and my newest obsession, MHz.choice. On MHz I am working my way through the 4 seasons of Murder in (insert name of different region of France for each mystery); it’s like being on summer vacation for a month in France.
I love cole slaw, buy not the watery awful kind with mayonnaise. I make mine with an old-fashioned “boiled” dressing made with vinegar and sugar and celery seed. Delicious and crisp, not watery and limp, keeps well for several days. Yum.
I'm not sure about the first example, but the comma in the second example is correct as I read the sentence. Commas are used to separate elements in a sequence (red, white, and blue; yesterday, today, and tomorrow) and Atwood has a sequence, albeit of only 2 items: disguises and benevolence.