Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Reviews

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

By Stan Persky | 2016 February 29

Eyes on the Spies. Revisiting the Cold War with Steven Spielberg and John le Carre.

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Losing Sleep

By Brian Fawcett | 2016 February 14

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

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Forever Old

By Stan Persky | 2016 February 7

It’s Oscar season. Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” isn’t nominated for Best Picture, but it’s as interesting as anything else on view.

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

By John Harris | 2015 September 21

John Harris on “second growth” poet Fabienne Calvert Filteau.

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A True Blast from the Past

By Brian Fawcett | 2015 July 27

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

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Letter from Berlin: Quo Vadis, Greece?

By Stan Persky | 2015 July 24

Questions about Greece that maybe even the Delphic oracle can’t answer.

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Hobo with a Shotgun

By John Harris | 2015 June 3

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

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Self, with or without Selfies

By Stan Persky | 2015 May 5

Look in the mirror. Who do you see? Or: What do you see?

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! It’s an Ex-Superhero Actor Looking for Artistic Redemption!

By Stan Persky | 2015 February 20

It’s Oscar time, and Dooney’s goes to the movies in search of a Best Picture.

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For Interpretation: Susan Sontag

By Stan Persky | 2015 February 11

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

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