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Mein Trumpf, or Through a Cracked Crystal Ball Darkly

By Stan Persky | 2016 October 17

Reading the far-right subculture.

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In Madrid: Landscape with Ghosts

By Stan Persky | 2016 September 5

In Spain’s capital there are absent poets, the absence of government, and terrace cafes on a late summer afternoon

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Say Something

By Stan Persky | 2016 July 17

What distinguishes humans from other animals? Here’s Noam Chomsky on the language question.

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Twitter Storm Spatters Elderly Writers Talese and Trillin

By Stan Persky | 2016 April 13

Veteran writers Gay Talese and Calvin Trillin come under digital fire. The Old People’s Review of Books rushes to their defense.

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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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