If you think the Hard Knocks of Life is the best school, try the curriculum of 1920s Paris, which managed to spawn some of the most ambitious and talented legend artists to date. Gertrude Stein’s salon was the gathering nexus of time for some of the greatest talent in the world. But they did have their differences, and nobody squabbles like bohemian expats.
Corrections: The correct pronunciation is ma-tisse, not muh-tisse, as my tongue failed me there. Stein is just that West Virginian i.