DOROTHY DOES IT AGAIN

May 24, 2016

Mrs. Parker produced the most perfect description of glamorous Ziegfeld showgirls ever with the final two words of the following sentence from her review of a show: Aside from the occasional mention, Cinderella figures only in the title and as an excuse for bringing in a colossal slipper which swings slowly apart to disclose a […]

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SCENE

May 21, 2016

A triffid peeks from behind the lime-hued leaves.

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SENTENCE FROM A DRAMA REVIEW BY DOROTHY PARKER

May 18, 2016

To me, it is just one of those things that would be ideal for the Mask and Wig Society to give at the Golf Club, to raise money for the new chains for the half-brushes in the ladies’ locker room.

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LAST MONTH, THIS MONTH

May 15, 2016

Last Month This Month

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DANDY

May 14, 2016
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BRIGHT

May 10, 2016
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FLAUNT IT

May 7, 2016

If you’ve got it, you might as well go on ahead and flaunt it.

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OZ

May 4, 2016
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SANDBOX

April 17, 2016

Many of the writers I admire are like happy toddlers with pail and shovel set loose in the sandbox of language.

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A SENTENCE BY BERYL BAINBRIDGE

April 16, 2016

Then the water, first slithering, then tumbling, gushed us apart… Here we have a very fine sentence indeed from Bainbridge’s Every Man For Himself, a sinking of the Titanic novel.

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