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During the summer, it's not uncommon to see men and women alike wearing leather shoes sans socks or hosiery. Perspiration from feet enters the leather directly, without any absorbing agent in between. One way to absorb excess moisture and knock down odor is to sprinkle foot or baby powder into the shoe, moving it around for even dispersion. Keeping a box of baking soda by your shoe rack helps pull away moisture, and you can sprinkle that Valentino Pumps Sale into shoes if you don't have any foot powder. Stuffing shoes with newspaper helps the shoe keep its shape, while absorbing any sweat from the liner.

Now, Hollywood lore says boys prefer movies with boys as heroes something that becomes selffulfilling, of course, if girls can't get cast in comparable roles. Which makes it all the more remarkable that Juno and Lyra are not the only sharpedged gals at centerscreen at the moment. This weekend also brings Atonement, in which a lie told by a 13yearold schoolgirl wrecks a number of lives, and Grace Is Gone, in which a man trying to shield his preteen daughters from tragedy discovers that they're more resilient than he is. And in a few weeks, the animated film Persepolis brings us Iran's Islamic revolution as seen through the eyes of a spunky cutie named Marjane.

You apparently made this decision without regard to the views of your partners in the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the Lockerbie tragedy. Although the FBI and Scottish police, and prosecutors in both countries, worked exceptionally closely Valentino Outlet to hold those responsible accountable, you never once sought our opinion, preferring to keep your own counsel and hiding behind opaque references to "the need for compassion."

This is one of a gazillion tiny, telling details the show gets utterly wrong. (I won't even touch the glaring mistakes the actors make in pretending to play.) I'm sure that this is just as true for legal eagles watching Law Order reruns, but it's galling just the same maybe partly because a pop culture spotlight is so rarely thrown on the classical world. (The real answer, by the way, is to clean an oboe with a cloth swab. Or a turkey's tail feather. Seriously.) AT

Fanny is a child of 10 when she arrives at the home of her rich uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram of Mansfield Park, and for many pages it not entirely clear that she is the protagonist. Neither Sir Thomas, nor his supremely lazy and selfabsorbed wife, Lady Bertram, pays much attention to her, while Lady Bertram sister Mrs Norris seems determined to keep her in her place and constantly remind her of how unworthy she is of the honour of residing at Mansfield Park.

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