A True Blast from the Past

By Brian Fawcett | July 27, 2015

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 | July 24, 2015

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

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Hobo with a Shotgun

By John Harris | June 3, 2015

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 | May 5, 2015

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 | February 20, 2015

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 | February 11, 2015

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 | April 27, 2014

What to read on the way to Venice.

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Is It a Beauty? Is It Great?

By Stan Persky | February 20, 2014

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 | February 5, 2014

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 | February 1, 2014

Stan Persky on a sex biography of Gore Vidal.

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