"He has the clean precision of Ingres." "Yes, and, even more remarkable, he combines it with the swift emotional delivery of Van Gogh."
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"I guess you could say I play R+B in a Jazz mode bordering on Modern Rock from a World Music perspective but with Heavy Metal overtones deeply rooted in Mississippi Delta Blues..."
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"'City Slickers' was O.K., but, let's face it, it was no 'Claire's Knee.'"
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"Nude descending your tie."
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"We're watching some Danish television show and convincing ourselves that it's superior to anything on American TV."
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"I wasn't in the mood for exquisite observing."
"And they provide a good deal of insulation, of course."
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The Met Presents: Karaoke Night
"What catalogs are you reading today?"
"I just don't want to turn into one of those women who never shut up about the Duchess of Windsor."
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"With romantic comedy, I like to recommend the sixteen ounce Raisinets."
A World War II army barracks with personal effects and a Picasso painting on the wall.
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Rialto: a brief respite between the summer deluge of bottom-feeder crap and the winter deluge of upscale crap
Wine stewards without borders
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"I've deregulated Arthur, but he still doesn't run very efficiently."
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Pure unfiltered escapism vs abject despair
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