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Author Archives: Lidia de Leon

Lidia de Leon is a writer and former magazine editor based in Miami, Florida. Her weblog, Musings -- Creative & Otherwise, covers the arts, film, music, books, and culture.

Music Review: Daniel Hope – Spheres

Journeying through the galaxy that is music, with the British violinist Daniel Hope. Read More »

Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

A well-researched analysis loudly reaffirms the importance of the introverted personality to society. Read More »

Music Review: Glenn Gould – The Acoustic Orchestrations – Works by Scriabin and Sibelius

The creative genius of legendary pianist Glenn Gould resonates in this reissue of works by Scriabin and Sibelius. Read More »

Music Review: Max Richter – Recomposed by Max Richter – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Composer Max Richter delivers a stunningly fresh reworking of the baroque classic. Read More »

Book Review: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

The Pulitzer Prize-winning former columnist looks back – but mostly forward – in this savvy and engaging memoir. Read More »

Book Review: More Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly Simon by Stephen Davis

This cut-and-paste biography of singer/songwriter Carly Simon will leave fans disappointed. Read More »

Book Review: Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher

Fisher’s been there, done that (and don’t remember) memoir showcases her sharp sense of the absurd. Read More »

Book Review: I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron

This collection of essays about middle-aged angst is both witty and wistful. Read More »

Book Review: Vivian Maier: Street Photographer, Edited by John Maloof

A former nanny's second life as a photographer has everyone wondering how her splendid work went undiscovered for 60 years. Read More »

Book Review: Found: A Daughter’s Journey Home by Tatum O’Neal

An earnest, though commercial, attempt by the actress to reconnect with her father, in a story of Hollywood-style dysfunction. Read More »