Sunday, March 19, 2006

Pile of books, not my own

Occasionally, it's fun to deduce from a pile of evidence the kind of person who's just left the space you're now occupying. Like, say, sitting down to a coffee and Linzer cookie @ the Dean and Deluca cafe inside Borders TWC and finding the following books nearby: The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Being a Groom ... The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa ... How to Plan an Elegant Wedding in 6 Months or Less ... and tour guides for India, Turkey and China. Granted, this is a pretty easy puzzle, but my guess is: A couple who are getting married, planning a honeymoon in the East, and who also happened to hear a segment on "Studio 360" [audio file] yesterday morning, when Michael Kimmelman's art book was mentioned in relation to a piece on found poetry created from spam e-mail.

Speaking of Michael Kimmelman, who's the chief art critic of the New York Times, he makes a random cameo appearance (below) in the "36 Hours in Lower Manhattan" travel video the paper posted online this weekend. Look for him in the, well, art gallery scene. To his right is NYT arts/features editor Ariel Kaminer. His line: "Did I miss brunch?"

Michael Kimmelman cameo in Ariel Kaminer's video

No comments: