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Writer Mavis Gallant Portrayed ‘Lost Souls’ Of Post-WWII Europe

Unless you’ve been a devoted reader of New Yorker short stories for the last 60 years, you may not know […]

Celebrating Winnie-The-Pooh’s 90th With A Rare Recording (And Some Hunny)

This month, A.A. Milne’s beloved bear celebrates a big birthday. Winnie-the-Pooh made his first appearance as “Edward Bear” in a […]

Look Out! Not My Job Guest Sen. Mark Warner Gets Quizzed On Warnings

Mark Warner says that he got off to a good start, making it to Harvard Law School, but then promptly […]

A Cure For Sochi-Fatigue, Shaken, Not Stirred

The Sochi Winter Olympics haven’t been short on drama: The Russians upset the South Koreans in figure skating; the Dutch […]

Another Monster Mother, But Hey, She Means Well

If I had a dollar for every guy-made drama lamenting the damage done by monster moms to their helpless sons, […]

‘Wind Rises’ Is Exquisite, And Likely To Be Hayao Miyazaki’s Last

The 73-year-old Japanese animation titan Hayao Miyazaki says The Wind Rises is his final film, and if that’s true — […]

Who Killed The New ‘RoboCop’?

The Retouchables is a column examining the recycling of pop-cultural properties. Future installments will discuss remakes in development, or that […]

Wise, Funny Poems, Saved From The Trash Bin In The Nick Of ‘Time’

It always feels good to see a poet rescued from oblivion. Michael Benedikt (1935-2007), a prominent figure in the poetry […]

Book News: Year’s Oddest Title? ‘Pie-ography,’ ‘Working Class Cats’ In Running

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. The shortlist for the Diagram Prize for the […]

Zola’s Scandalous Raquin Clan, Sordid ‘Secret’ And All

Emile Zola was one of the founders of naturalism, and his first major work, 1867′s Therese Raquin, is full of […]

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