Preserving Racism or Preserving History?

By Margaret Randall | 2020 September 10

Margaret Randall is thinking about statues, racism, and history.

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The (Good) Trouble With David Shields

By Brian Fawcett | Aug 20, 2020

David Shields’ The Trouble with Men. It ain’t self-help, says Brian Fawcett.

Woody Allen - Apropos of Nothing book cover

Apropos of Woody Allen: The Anxiety of Being… and don’t forget Nothingness

By Stan Persky | Aug 18, 2020

Woody Allen’s autobiography is not-so-great, but the films are more than good. Stan Persky reviews the book, the scandals, and the stuff on the silver screen.

Norm Sibum and the Poetry of “Flaneurism”

By Brian Fawcett | Jul 21, 2020

Brian Fawcett reads Norm Sibum’s new volume of verse. He thinks Sibum is a skilled poet, but….

Big Pharma: drugging involuntary psychiatric patients

By Tom Sandborn | Jul 2, 2020

Lawyer Jim Gottstein uncovers Big Pharma’s use of the drug Zyprexa on involuntary mental patients.

Paul Krugman vs. the Policy Proposals of the Living Dead

By Stan Persky | Apr 27, 2020

Paul Krugman’s Arguing With Zombies drives a stake through the heart of “zombie ideas.” The premier U.S. op-ed columnist who writes honestly about dishonesty.

Recent Articles:

Preserving Racism or Preserving History?

By Margaret Randall | Sep 10, 2020

Margaret Randall is thinking about statues, racism, and history.

If it quacks like a Duck, it might not be a Duck, it might be just a Quack. If it sounds like Donald Trump… well, he probably said it, or maybe it was Fox News, or QAnon, or whatever.

By Stan Persky | Sep 7, 2020

Did Trump say it? Did he deny saying it? Who knows?

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A moment With Dostoyevsky, James Wood, and an obscure Hungarian Writer

By Brian Fawcett | Aug 6, 2020

Brian Fawcett recalls something he discovers about how Dostoyevsky wrote dialogue that leads him to take a swing at James Wood, (the critic, not the actor)

Kindly People Who Feed Squirrels: A Rant

By Brian Fawcett | Jun 19, 2020

Brian Fawcett isn’t fond of people who feed peanuts to squirrels. Here’s why.

For Those looking for our Olga Tokarczuk Post on the Corona Virus

By Brian Fawcett | Apr 18, 2020

A few days ago, Merrily Weisbord sent me a piece written by Olga Tokarczuk about the Covid-19 crisis currently sweeping…