Monday, December 17, 2018

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David Shields - Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump

Taking the Piss out of Donald Trump

By Brian Fawcett | 2018 November 7

David Shields thinks Trump is missing an “inner life.” Brian Fawcett checks.

MeMeMe! … and It

By Stan Persky | 2018 October 20

Stan Persky tries to get through the day… a day all about, well, Stan Persky.

McCain’s Meme

By Stan Persky | 2018 September 2

The message from John McCain’s funeral.

Recent Reviews:

The Objects of My Affection

By George Bowering | 2018 June 12

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

philip roth

Philip Roth (1933-2018): Indelible

By Stan Persky | 2018 May 23

Remembering Philip Roth and his indelible novel, “The Human Stain.”

Ashes and Embers

By Stan Persky | 2018 April 14

Taking a second look at Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.”

Letter from Europe: Worst-Case Scenarios

By Stan Persky | 2018 February 20

The Grand Tour is more precarious than it used to be.

2017: Last Year’s Reading

By Stan Persky | 2018 January 1

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

By Stan Persky | 2017 October 24

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

By Stan Persky | 2017 October 15

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

Recent Articles:
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Who in Hell Writes This Crap, Anyway?

By Brian Fawcett | 2018 August 9

Brian Fawcett reads the jacket copy of a science fiction novel

Writing Old Age

By George Stanley | 2018 August 7

Old Age and Writing are disturbed by thought. Three George Stanley poems.

Ageing G-r-r-acefully

By Stan Persky | 2018 May 18

I’m mad as hell and…

Words Falling on Disabled Ears

By Stan Persky | 2018 May 3

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

Monday, Monday in Europe… You Gave Me No Warning

By Stan Persky | 2018 March 8

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

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

By Stan Persky | 2018 February 15

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

Vancouver: I’m Not Proud of This

By Stan Persky | 2017 December 11

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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