To: Fashion/Style

From: Howell Raines, Executive Editor

Re: query letters

Point one: Tell your freelancers to stop sending me query letters. (Like I have time for this shit!) Letters should be addressed to you. Y-O-U.

Point two: I got two more letters today from people wanting to throw cocktail parties based on how-to books. Do something with them. Anything. I don't care. And don't even think about arguing. I don't have time for intramural quarrelling. It's unseemly and self-absorbed.

Point three: Letters attached.


Robbing the sandbox for the centerpiece [NYT]

Katie Brown Entertains

For a sexy dinner party, be prepared to improvise [NYT]

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