Dear Jolly Days: You are very smart on Pauline Kael (whom I admire greatly, albeit with strong reservations):
She was the safe outlaw – attracted to and provoking the naturally restrained. She liked tweaking the power structure, but was securely part of it and identified with it.
Dear Laura Lippman: RSI or no RSI, God meant for you to be a blogger. Get with the program.
Dear Felix Salmon: You are the first person ever to make me think I might possibly have slightly underrated Marc Chagall.
Dear Old Hag: You rock. Totally.