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    2024 Archive (5 found)

    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

    July 6, 2024  | 

    In an extraordinary gesture of trust, the American president left Washington, D.C., on September 9, 1943, and handed the British prime minister his keys. “Winston, please treat the White House as your home.

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    Sharp Bookmark

    May 15, 2024  | 

    Is Salman Rushdie an artist or a symbol? Can he be one but not the other? Or perhaps it’s an all-or-nothing affair and he is both or else neither. Ever since Rushdie, the author of 13 novels, was violently attacked onstage

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    Paul Auster’s Voice

    May 8, 2024  | 

    Paul Auster died on April 30 after being the voice in my ear for a month. I had only recently finished his massive novel 4321, using an approach I learned from my wife to preserve momentum on very long books.

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    Great Lakes Odyssey

    April 5, 2024  | 

    In a time of pessimism and uncertainty, storytellers have recently turned to the future to predict a grim world that yet retains flickers of light. HBO’s recent series “The Last of Us” explored the familiar terrain of the zombie apocalypse through the bond between

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    The Killing of an IRA Man

    April 1, 2024  | 

    The political conflict in Northern Ireland that not so long ago involved a cycle of terror and reprisal has given way to a series of dry bureaucratic spats. The regional parliamentary assembly in Belfast recently reconvened

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