YOUR EXCELLENT photo montage of Barack Obama’s magical inauguration (“Obama,” World, Feb. 2) missed what for me was the most indelible image of the day, which was the recurring scene of dignitaries pausing and paying special homage to [civil rights leader] John Lewis.
When one of Simon Cowell’s fellow judges on Britain’s Got Talent compared a contestant to a hamster on a wheel, the famous hitmaker balked. The contestant was nothing like a hamster, Cowell said, and he should know. When he was a boy, he was obsessed with hamsters.
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