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I JUST FINISHED READING “Yorkers Old and New” in the Dec. 3 issue of Washington City Paper. I am sure Mr. Shawn is not smiling down from heaven at Christine Van Lenten. I imagine he doesn’t mind Van Lenten’s attempted parody of a letter from him to Tina Brown. What I know he must not like is a most glaring error at the beginning of the letter. Tina Brown is married and should not be addressed as “Miss Brown.” Mr. Shawn would never make an error like that in anything he wrote or edited.

Scott Circle

MR. SHAWN REPLIES: Miss Brown is married to Mr. Evans.