To those of you joining us for the first time as a result of seeing www.terryteachout.com mentioned in the Wall Street Journal this morning, I say, howdy. You can orient yourself by working your way down the right-hand column, which will tell you all about this site and what’s in it. Everybody else knows what’s what here at “About Last Night,” so I’ll proceed directly to today’s postings, from narrow to expansive: (1) Middlebrows in love. (2) Visit to a small planet, or, life in the blogosphere. (3) Johnny Mandel, the one that got away. (4) A footnote on Frank Lloyd Wright. (5) O.K., so who the hell is Constant Lambert anyway? (6) The latest almanac entry.
So ends my first post-vacation week, and I must say that I seem to have gotten the blog up and running again with a minimum of discomfort. Readers are returning, not in droves but more than gradually. Please encourage them–tell all your friends about www.terryteachout.com, starting right this minute.
Incidentally, a colleague asked me at lunch yesterday how to access the “About Last Night” archives. It’s simple, or at least I thought it was. Just click on the “ALN Archive” link at the very top of the right-hand column, and you can read everything that’s ever appeared on this site. That’ll keep you busy all weekend.
I posted an extra-big blog today so that I can take Monday off with a clear conscience (judging by the past week’s blog stats, I’m guessing that a lot of you are already on vacation). Nor do I plan to overdo it on Tuesday…but I do promise to have something new and worthwhile for your delectation. Size isn’t everything.
Now excuse me while I disappear–I’ve got to finish up my Prokofiev essay for Commentary, and then there’s that stack of as-yet-unanswered mail, yikes-and-a-half. See you around.
P.S. I am pleased to announce a small but welcome technical improvement in “About Last Night”: From now on, your browser will automatically open a new window every time you click on a link. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, try it and see–you’ll like it.)