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This photo absolutely captivates me. It’s the illustration for Tessa Hadley’s short story “Experience” from an old New Yorker, and I wish you could see it full-page size, as I did. I instantly imagined an entire persona from this peek at a refrigerator.

It’s impossible for me to read the New Yorkers each week, so periodically I page through a stack, making sure I’ve read all the good bits and tearing the Table For Two columns before reluctantly recycling them. Invariably, doing so makes my life richer.