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Three Percent: 2013 Resolutions!

One of my favorite 2012 posts to write was this one in which I got to ramble unchecked about stuff I wanted to do in the New Year. Since that was so fun, I’m going to keep up the tradition…
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1480 words)

Can Holocaust Trauma Affect 'Third Generation'?

universal pictures Memory 3-G: Experts debate whether having a grandparent who survived the Holocaust amounts to trauma. By Josh Nathan-Kazis Published September 05, 2012, issue of September 07,…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 5, 2012
LENGTH: 1 minutes (367 words)

Literary Feuds of 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, we thought we would take a moment to examine the scuffles, controversies, and feisty debates that have helped keep Page-Turner’s daily book-news roundups interesting…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 31, 2012
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1601 words)

A March to the Grave (Joseph Roth)

Reading Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters is like sitting across a café table from Roth himself after he’s had a few. He holds nothing back. He rages, jokes, pleads, and sobs.…
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4079 words)

The New Criterion

In twenty-first-century America, August Strindberg (1849–1912) is known as a “classic” writer, but his actual works are familiar primarily to drama students and nonprofit-theater…
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5444 words)

The Christmas Sermon 2012 – “On Not Believing In Canada”

My annual kind-of-tradition continues this year, to the protests of all our long suffering readers. Thoughts on evidence, disagreement, knowledge and related matters follow, in suitably opaque and…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 21, 2012
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1899 words)

They Cracked This 250 Year-Old Code, And Found a Secret Society Inside

For more than 200 years, this book concealed the arcane rituals of an ancient order. But cracking the code only deepened the mystery.Image courtesy: Uppsala University The master wears an amulet with…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 16, 2012
LENGTH: 1 minutes (497 words)

The Little Magazine

The Little Magazine A Hundred Years On: A Reader’s Report by Steve Evans first published in The Modern Review 2.2 (Fall 2006) If we take Ford Madox Ford’s The English Review as a…
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1676 words)

Michael Chabon May Just Be the Perfect Writer for the Obama Age

Of all Barack Obama's recent appearances — and, what with the upcoming election, they are legion — possibly the most startling is the one he makes 158 pages into Michael Chabon’s…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 17, 2012
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5313 words)