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Culture Briefing— Global

Preface

This month's books, music and films.

Menus, Michael Booth, The Artist, USA, restaurants

Food for thought

Menus might be an odd place to seek literary inspiration, but a concise bill of fare is a reminder for every writer to keep it simple. And hopefully tasty.

By Robert Bound

Unless you design fiendish Eurozone-shorting algorithms for hedge funds or you’re a lawyer who defends the famous and soon-to-be not guilty then complication is best avoided. Simple rules. Straightforward is how to behave. Forthright’s a good look.

Cast your eye to the bottom right of this column and you’ll see a snippet about a great book on US restaurant menus…

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