Of the many interesting nuggets in the Sunday New York Times, two caught my eye: the first is the passing of François Lesage, the "pope" of French embroidery. NPR's Susan Stamberg visited his embroidery studio in Paris earlier this year and took the time to interview his petites mains-- the hands behind Lesage's designs. There is also Ecole Lesage. Can you imagine taking a 30 hour class in sculpting roses? And then the book review for Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World. How could I not buy a book with this description?: "What other book brings together 1920s Paris, player pianos, Nazi weaponry, and digital wireless into one satisfying whole?" 

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