It’s the month of the first anniversary of the death of writer Gore Vidal. Stan Persky remembers.
Norbert Ruebsaat’s reflections on families, happiness and Brian Fawcett.
Brian Fawcett posts a review of Eduardo Galeano’s new book. He has some misgivings about it…
Tao Lin’s new novel, “Taipei,” reviewed by Stan Persky from a rocking chair.
Ron Silliman reviews Margarethe von Trotta’s film about Hannah Arendt.
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.
Norbert Ruebsaat looks at, listens to, and tastes Freiburg, Germany, where the language borders subtly shift..
The rooster has pooped. It’s chicken bingo time in Belize with feisty explorers and an under-the-weather hubby. Vivien Lougheed explains all.
Tim Parks travels to the end of his mind in search of a little peace and quiet.
Stephen Marche thinks it’s the Golden Age of reading and writing. Howard Jacobson thinks readers are disappearing and fiction is “fooked” (as they say in England). Stan Persky investigates.