Moving over to POLITICO, I found this article by David Rogers interesting for this passage:
That passage, the first paragraph above, Ava and C.I. do that all the time. And I don't see it elsewhere a great deal. A song? Carly Simon. A film? Melanie Griffith.
It's very rare that a female is used as a reference point.
And that it was in an article by a man is something I especially applaud.
And I almost forgot, read Kat's "Kat's Korner: The Sensual Roberta Flack" because it's a great review about a great album.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"