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Sunday Sentence (and a Brief Reminder)

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

If you were from a striving, suburban family — one many degrees of separation removed from anyone like Gloria Vanderbilt — then you could not easily shake the belief that popularity, or even just acceptance, was a dream to be forfeited unless you wore tightfitting denim with someone else’s name on the back.

Source: Ginia Bellafante, “Before Trump and the Kardashians, Gloria Vanderbilt Invented the Personal Brand” (The New York Times)

Reminder: I’ll be away for a bit this week—please anticipate the return of blog posts on FRIDAY. Have a good week!

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Sunday Sentence

cover of Image Journal, No. 100

 

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

She liked knowing that she could build fires that scalded the fog, pushed back the damp that wanted to settle in every bone and joint.

Source: Gina Ochsner, “Burn” (Image)

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

I lived enough of the American century to feel it in my bones.

Source: Roger Cohen, “The Lessons of Paris and the Violence of Hope” (The New York Times)

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

True, the attack was unsuccessful, and was carried out (deliberately?) when our house of worship was unoccupied but it takes little imagination to picture a different scenario, scenes from the Jewish historical rolodex of fires burning Torahs and humans together.

Source: Sara Yael Hirschhorn, “America’s Synagogues Are Burning: A Turning Point for U.S. Jews” (Haaretz)

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.” Continue reading ›

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

To follow, there are “snacks,” which seems, at first, far too pedestrian a word for, say, handsome canelé-shaped fritters, dusted in chili, mustard, and lime powders and oozing obscenely with Gruyère, or for an impressively airy white-bean hummus, swirled with spicy ’nduja, sprinkled with pine nuts, and accompanied by bubbly-skinned, stretchy fried bread, leavened with yogurt and as puffy as a blowfish.

Source: Hannah Goldfield, “An Eleven Madison Park Alum Sets a New Tone at Crown Shy” (The New Yorker)

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