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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?

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Philip Roth (1933-2018): Indelible

By Stan Persky | 2018 May 23

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

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Ageing G-r-r-acefully

By Stan Persky | 2018 May 18

I’m mad as hell and…

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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.

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Ashes and Embers

By Stan Persky | 2018 April 14

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

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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.

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Letter from Europe: Worst-Case Scenarios

By Stan Persky | 2018 February 20

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

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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.

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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.

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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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