The Corner

Brushed With Stardust

Okay. Jonah sang on stage with Pavarotti; JPod saw him ingest a sandwich

(“eat” just doesn’t seem right for Big Luci); I put him in a novel — very

likely the only novel ever written to contain him, the Prince of Wales,

Richard Nixon, and Bruce Lee.

Anyone else got Pavarotti connections? Done his taxes? Shined his shoes?

Had a girlfriend in common? (If half of what one hears is true, that last

one would be no very sensational distinction.)

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