News and Notes
Charles Baxter writes about magic. And whether it's the magic of connection or the magic of destruction or desperation, the results are still astonishing. From "Reincarnation:"
"We had reached that part of the dinner when all the guests, smoothed out with wine and the meal, the first and second helpings, sit back and speak their minds. 'Hearts,' I would once have said, 'sit back and speak their hearts.' I used to think that this was the basis of civilization, such conversations."
Answers to yesterday's quiz: 1.b, 2.a, 3.c