Tag Archive: culture

CCLaP Fridays: TRUMPED! Beyond Politically Correct, by Peter Davidson

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It’s just a collection of outdated Dad Jokes. Don’t bother.

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Translation Tuesdays: The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers, by Fouad Laroui @ NYJB

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Fouad Laroui casts his eye on Morocco’s dour political legacy with the scalpel-like precision of a social satirist.

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Translation Tuesdays: In the Cafe of Lost Youth, by Patrick Modiano @ NYJB

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Patrick Modiano goes beyond the checklist accuracies of historical fiction, fashioning a lush fever dream filled with glamor, mystery, and despair.

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Commonplace Book/Translation Tuesdays: Elias Canetti on minds and monsters

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Compelling passages, notable quotables, bon mots, disjecta, ephemera, and miscellany. I admire those very broad people who through the decades become broader and broader yet do not give in. But the unyieldingly narrow… Continue reading

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Commonplace Book: G.K. Chesterton on politicians

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English conservative Catholic writer GK Chesterton tells us what’s wrong with the world … especially politicians.

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The Mizrahi Era of Rebellion: Israel’s Forgotten Civil Rights Struggle 1948–1966 (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East), by Bryan K. Roby @ NYJB

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“The Mizrahi Era of Rebellion: Israel’s Forgotten Civil Rights Struggle 1948–1966 (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East),” by Bryan K. Roby seeks to complicate this simplified vision of Israeli history.

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CCLaP Fridays: Kinda Sorta American Dream, by Steve Karas

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This week I review “Kinda Sorta American Dream,” by Steve Karas, a short story collection poised between comedy and apocalypse.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Orthodox Dilemma, by George Alexander

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This week I review “The Orthodox Dilemma,” by George Alexander, a personal exploration of the administrative, political, and dogmatic challenges facing the Orthodox Christian community.

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The latest edition of Alcoholmanac is here!

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Hey Milwaukee, the latest edition of “Alcoholmanac” is here! Lots of great stuff inside, including cool recipes, a feature I wrote on SE Wisconsin distilleries before Prohibition.

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THE SETH KAUFMAN INTERVIEW

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This year Seth Kaufman released “The War on Boredom,” a collection of short stories, and “Nuns with Guns,” a social satire on America’s unhealthy gun obsession. I talked with Seth about reality TV, nuns and guns, and the power of network television.

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