Say Something: Chomsky (& others) on language

June 26, 2016 by  
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In the beginning was not the word. Really?

Twitter Storm Spatters Elderly Writers Talese and Trillin

April 13, 2016 by  
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Veteran writers Gay Talese and Calvin Trillin come under digital fire. The Old People’s Review of Books rushes to their defense.

Letter from Berlin: What Did You Do in the Cold War, Daddy?

February 29, 2016 by  
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Eyes on the Spies. Revisiting the Cold War with Steven Spielberg and John le Carre.

Losing Sleep

February 14, 2016 by  
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Brian Fawcett tries to figure out why Nino Ricci’s new novel, Sleep, didn’t register with Canada’s Book Prize Juries.

Some Second Growth Poetry (and it’s good!)

September 21, 2015 by  
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John Harris on “second growth” poet Fabienne Calvert Filteau.

A True Blast from the Past

July 27, 2015 by  
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Brian Fawcett finally reads Cyril Connolly’s The Evening Colonnade after 40 years. He wishes he hadn’t waited so long.

Letter from Berlin: Quo Vadis, Greece?

July 24, 2015 by  
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Questions about Greece that maybe even the Delphic oracle can’t answer.

Hobo with a Shotgun

June 3, 2015 by  
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John Harris reviews Rob Budde’s award-nominated Dreamland Theatre, and the Prince George Poetry War continues

Self, with or without Selfies

May 5, 2015 by  
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Look in the mirror. Who do you see? Or: What do you see?

For Interpretation: Susan Sontag

February 11, 2015 by  
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On the tenth annivarsary of her death, Daniel Schreiber’s biography revisits the life of Susan Sontag.

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