Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Women Travellers in Iran

By Vivien Lougheed | 2013 July 25

Let’s not go there! Vivien Lougheed on women travelling in Iran.

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Re-re-reading Gore Vidal: A First Anniversary Requiem

By Stan Persky | 2013 July 18

It’s the month of the first anniversary of the death of writer Gore Vidal. Stan Persky remembers.

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Real World Happiness

By Norbert Ruebsaat | 2013 July 4

Norbert Ruebsaat’s reflections on families, happiness and Brian Fawcett.

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Children of the Daze

By Brian Fawcett | 2013 June 24

Brian Fawcett posts a review of Eduardo Galeano’s new book. He has some misgivings about it…

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Why Did Alt Lit Cross the Road?

By Stan Persky | 2013 June 20

Tao Lin’s new novel, “Taipei,” reviewed by Stan Persky from a rocking chair.

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Unvarnished Truth

By Ron Silliman | 2013 June 20

Ron Silliman reviews Margarethe von Trotta’s film about Hannah Arendt.

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Vatican Council II’s Last Great Champion

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2013 June 12

Dan Gawthrop, a lapsed Roman Catholic, makes a case for the life and work of his childhood bishop, Remi De Roo, one of the few surviving participants of the Second Vatican Council.

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Travel Journal: Freiburg im Breisgau

By Norbert Ruebsaat | 2013 May 21

Norbert Ruebsaat looks at, listens to, and tastes Freiburg, Germany, where the language borders subtly shift..

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Chicken Bingo — Belize

By Vivien Lougheed | 2013 May 15

The rooster has pooped. It’s chicken bingo time in Belize with feisty explorers and an under-the-weather hubby. Vivien Lougheed explains all.

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Language and Silence, or, Just Shut the Fook Up

By Stan Persky | 2013 March 26

Tim Parks travels to the end of his mind in search of a little peace and quiet.

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