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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: 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 »

Book Review: High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and The Untold Story of Tennis’s Fiercest Rivalry by Stephen Tignor

The author serves up an "ace" in this highly engaging retrospective of tennis’s “Golden Age.” Read More »

Movie Review: Midnight in Paris

A chimeric confection set in the City of Light has Woody Allen (again) in top form. Read More »