Daylight Video

Dory Previn was born on this day in 1925, and despite a lot of adversity and dark times (along with the fame she shared to some extent with her one-time husband Andre), she made it to 2012.

Here’s the song that caught my attention as a lefthander many years ago: “Left Hand Lost,” including one of the less reverent usages of Gregorian Chant:

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.