In his essay The Curtain, Milan Kundera evokes the revelatory act of “pulling away the curtain” when describing how the novel shows us the truths of life in all its mundane detail. A more memorable—and literal—example of the idiom occurs in the film The Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy’s dog, Toto, drags aside an emerald curtain to show that the wizard is just a man operating a machine. “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, ” the wizard This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture City Guide The Standard, High Line Setting a high standard in the Lower West Side. Arts & Culture Food Issue 46 At Work With: Deb Perelman The little blog that could: An interview with Smitten Kitchen’s unflappable founder. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Word: Wintering When to withdraw from the world. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Brock Colyar An interview with a professional partygoer. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Studio Visit: Yoko Kubrick In the studio with a sculptor of monuments and mythologies. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Community Inc. Can a brand be friends with its fans?