And you should definitely consider Sam Sanders’s “Closer to the Nursing Home,” in Popula, a look-back review of the celebrity magazine Closer: “I saw a copy for the first time in years a few weeks ago,” she wrote, “and I wanted to see what it was up to now, how badly it had aged — basic ex stuff.”
Here’s Peter Schjeldahl in The New Yorker on how the Medici were painted by the artists they supported.
Funkadelic’s third album, “Maggot Brain,” is turning 50. The Times went deep on a before-and-after look at the music that informed it, and the music it informed, and it’s a glorious adventure to explore it all. Do that.
Finally, as a number of language teachers pointed out to me, I blew the French for the motto of the Association de sauvegarde de l’oeuf mayonnaise in Monday’s newsletter. It is “Le temps passe, les oeufs durent” (not “les temps” and not “passé). “Time passes, the eggs last.” My high school French teacher would literally rap my knuckles for that. Apologies. I’ll be back on Friday.