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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.

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 »

Book Review: The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty by G.J. Meyer

A multifaceted look at England’s most famous royal family, their time, and their place. Read More »

Joni Mitchell’s Hejira: An Appreciation on its 35th Anniversary

An ode to Joni Mitchell’s transcendent "Hejira," on the 35th anniversary of its release. Read More »

Music Review: John Adams, et al – American Counterpoint

A tour-de-force by composer John Adams highlights this trilogy of “American Classics.” Read More »

Book Review: Between the Sheets: The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th-Century Women Writers by Lesley McDowell

Love amongst literary luminaries - and a poetic discovery. Read More »

Book Review: The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks

In this hybrid bestseller, fact is more interesting than fiction. Read More »

Book Review: Light of the World — The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times by Peter Seewald

Easter season, another anniversary of the passing of his antecessor, and questions for the Pope. Read More »