I don't often have as much fun filling out interview forms as I did with New York magazine's 21 Questions so I thought I would share it here. This is a great format, and I say this as an admiring editor: it is fun, gives people a chance to capture their personalities, and perform a few smackdowns too! Their archives are fascinating, you feel like you've been at a party and met lots of scintillating people--and the comments are impassioned. It would be fun to come up with your own personal 17 (or 7) questions and send them around to your friends and family--see what happens. A great pre-party device if you're introducing lots of people to one another--would Blushing Hostess approve? I like anything that breaks the ice... (PS Picture ran as part of a lovely story in the Hartford Courant--the painting behind me is my house goddess, The Lioness, by artist Dean Richardson. I bought it at least 20 years ago, I think. The lioness travelled with me in my car from Westchester to Rhode Island. She exudes strength and serenity. She looks so calm, but you know that her power lies coiled within her--she is ready to leap if she must!