Dear Old Golden Rule Days

August 11, 2018 by  
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Sheldon Goldfarb’s history of student life at UBC takes us back to school.

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.”

Ashes and Embers

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

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.

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.

The Ins and Outs of the Labyrinth

October 24, 2017 by  
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It’s a flash-mob Greek tragedy. Stan Persky reviews “Adults in the Room,” the political memoir that tells you almost everything you need to know about the EU.

Our Intrepid Reporter

October 15, 2017 by  
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Martha Gellhorn’s journalistic beat covered the globe. Today, there’s more reason than ever to read her dispatches from the front.

Andrew Struthers’ Hippie Calculations

August 21, 2017 by  
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John Harris reviews Andrew Struthers’ new book from New Star Press.

Against Tyranny: an urgent review of Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny

July 24, 2017 by  
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Why you need to read this book — now.

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