“Oakdale Days” on page 64, about
Hogan Sheffer, head writer of the soap opera “As the World Turns.” Perhaps
the best opening paragraph I’ve ever read; Larissa MacFarquhar sustains the
quality right to the end. Simply superb.

—Barry Willis

In the same New Yorker, Calvin Tomkins reports on the real live soap opera in Harvard’s art department. It’s a disappointing article if you wanted thoughts on the title question, “Can Art be Taught?” but he dishes some entertaining dirt.
—Meredith Tromble

- Meredith Tromble [Friday, April 12th, 2002]


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