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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Love in Venice

By Stan Persky | 2014 April 27

What to read on the way to Venice.

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Is It a Beauty? Is It Great?

By Stan Persky | 2014 February 20

It’s Oscar season. Dooney’s goes to the movies to see Paolo Sorrentino’s “Great Beauty.”

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Cinefile: “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me”

By Stan Persky | 2014 February 5

It’s Oscar time. Stan Persky goes to the movies and sees Oscar Isaac in a grim folk song film by the Coen brothers.

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Dirty Laundry

By Stan Persky | 2014 February 1

Stan Persky on a sex biography of Gore Vidal.

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