Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pushkin’s the Captain’s Daughter

The Captain’s Daughter and Other Stories by Alexander Pushkin My rating: 5 of 5 stars The short version: anyone who likes Dostoevsky and Tolstoy literature should read the Captain’s Daughter by Pushkin, as it is the best justification I’ve come … Continue reading

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Apple, Tom Wolfe, Bob and Spike

I am making my way through a collection of articles by Tom Wolfe called The Purple Decade and came upon something interesting. The very first selection in the book is called “Bob and Spike,” after a couple of upwardly mobile … Continue reading

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A.S. Byatt’s Possession

Possession by A.S. Byatt My rating: 5 of 5 stars AS Byatt’s Possession begins with a quote from Hawthorne about the genre of Romance. She and Hawthorne have something a little more meritorious than bodice rippers in mind when they … Continue reading

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artists wanted

This is my friend Ann Kim’s submission for the ArtistsWanted artist of the year campaign for 2011. She uses mixed media (often layering oil and watercolors, among other techniques) to achieve effects that take a good long while to sink in. you still have a few days to submit some of your own work to the show as well. Continue reading

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A Curious Bit from the Economist

I (rather impulsively) picked up a year’s subscription to the Economist on groupon the other week, and came across this little bit in an article about various “tribes” in contemporary China: “You can belong to more than one tribe. Most … Continue reading

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