Monday, August 28, 2006

NYer Haiku: August 28, 2006

New Yorker Haiku

August 28, 2006

The Financial Page: Private Lies
By James Surowiecki

Management buyouts:
We'll tell you what firm's worth, then
Buy it from you. Cool?

Dept. of Human Resources: The Risk Pool
By Malcolm Gladwell

Pensions: credit cards
For firms. If/when business shrinks,
bills don't (default looms).

Backstage Chronicles: Petrified
By John Lahr

Actors need love too.
But will audience give it?
So begins stagefright.

Annals of Mathematics: Manifold Destiny
By Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber

Yao boasts: "My guys proved
Poincare's guess!" Perelman
Doesn't; but he did.

Fiction: "How Was It To Be Dead?"
By Richard Ford

"Dead" husband returns.
Current hubby wants the rule
"No take-backs." Not wife.

Books: Uppie Redux?
By David Denby

A modern lefty,
Sinclair was (mostly): smart, pure,
Naive, and ignored.

The Sky Line: Mile-High
By Paul Goldberger

Libeskind's arty
Art museum lacks good rooms
To put, you know, art.

The Art World: Going East
By Peter Schjeldahl

France (lost) in Egypt:
Old Salon art, at Dahesh,
Now seems relevant.

The Current Cinema: Borderlines
By Anthony Lane

Film on film ratings:
Tame stuff. "Factotum": potent
Take on writer-drunk.


At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Patrick said...

Doctor Yau cries foul;
Ms Nasar wrong and unfair!
Wants damage undone.


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