In today's New York Times...

Has anyone else noticed that the Arts Briefing has turned into a gossip column? Today's lead story is the news that Paris Hilton has been released from jail. The next story is about Lindsay Lohan extending her stay in rehab. This is art.

In the Dining section, the front page provides readers with an innovative recipe for iced coffee: soaking coarsely ground coffee beans in cold water, straining it with cheese cloth and then adding ice and milk! This generated several giggles at Coffea, where we were all drinking our cold-brewed iced coffee with milk.

It is so hot and humid here in New Orleans that this is the most I can manage to post. Perhaps I'll find the strength to add something more interesting later in the day, when delirium has taken full hold of my senses.


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