The Objects of My Affection

June 12, 2018 by  
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George Bowering has a new novel. It’s called “No One.” Does it objectify anyone?

Philip Roth (1933-2018): Indelible

May 23, 2018 by  
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Remembering Philip Roth and his indelible novel, “The Human Stain.”

Ageing G-r-r-acefully

May 18, 2018 by  
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I’m mad as hell and…

Words Falling on Disabled Ears

May 3, 2018 by  
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Trump is deciding whether to pull out of the Iran deal. French president Emmanuel Macron had some friendly advice.

Ashes and Embers

April 14, 2018 by  
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Taking a second look at Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.”

Monday, Monday in Europe… You Gave Me No Warning

March 8, 2018 by  
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In Italy, La Dolce Vita turns sour; in Germany, “stability” is still in fashion; in Switzerland, yodel-oh.

Letter from Europe: Worst-Case Scenarios

February 20, 2018 by  
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The Grand Tour is more precarious than it used to be.

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy (Part MMXVIII)

February 15, 2018 by  
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Some mornings, we sit by the waters of Babylon and scroll down.

2017: Last Year’s Reading

January 1, 2018 by  
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Longer than a tweet, faster than a Fox News lie, here are some of the books of the year — read, re-read, and not-so-red in the Age of Trumpty-Dumpty.

Vancouver: I’m Not Proud of This

December 11, 2017 by  
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The Vancouver Pride Society wants to ban uniformed police from the annual Pride parade. Is this something we should take pride in?

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