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Dietrich on Vacation

When I was in college I was absolutely obsessed with Marlene Dietrich and hero-worshiped her all the way, covering my dorm room walls with photos of her, reading every biography I could get my hands on, re-watching DVDs of her films over and over again. I loved the dramatic 1930s stuff best: Morocco with Gary [...]

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Rooms With A View

Last year I lucked out at the Goodwill when I found a copy of the book Handmade Houses for under a dollar. But I was also a little mad, since just 2 days before I’d ordered a used copy of that same book on Amazon for a lot more than a dollar. Of course I [...]

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Eyre De Lanux

I just finished reading Lisa Cohen’s book All We Know: Three Lives, which is basically a biography of three relatively forgotten women who crossed paths occasionally in the 1920s and ’30s. I’d already read about Mercedes de Acosta (you can’t get through a biography of Greta Garbo or Marlene Dietrich without finding Mercedes lurking on the [...]

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Magnificent Macramé

Right now I’m really into the arts and crafts section at our city library. I started in the knitting section, went through all the weird ’70s/’80s sweater books I could find, and then migrated over to the fiber arts row. I love it. There are weaving books, rug-making books, macramé books, just about all of them [...]

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