Drawing the Curtain

I reviewed some books for the current issue of Canadian Literature. Regarding Stan Persky’s Post-Communist Stories, I wrote: A thoughtful, warm, and often wryly funny examination of a topic usually given a sober treatment: the state of the former Eastern Bloc after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Perhaps because in his day job Perksy […]

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Tout est pardonné?

This is the front cover of this week’s issue of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo The cartoon was drawn by Luz, who escaped last week’s massacre in Paris only because he was late for work. There is a fascinating interview with Luz here. The issue is published on Wednesday. 3 million copies will be printed […]

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