Monday, October 7 2013
Although not excellent literature, this can be a heart-breaking read at times, because all the hardships of childhood come soaring back.
Monday, August 1 2011
Wormed with Middle Eastern loops and hooks, and also playful, with a jazz playfulness
Despite the dark times that birthed the original Captain America #1, there was a hopefulness to the character. Writer Ed Brubaker however offers a Cap worn down by personal history. Or is that the point?
Wednesday, July 14 2010
Reading narratives of the seemingly intractable Arab-Israeli conflict is like trying to follow the plot of a novel that has had every other page ripped out. Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness has fewer missing pages than most.
Sunday, March 7 2010
The German Issue provides us with a time capsule from a very different era, but so much of its content remains pertinent.
Thursday, May 7 2009
Wednesday, February 4 2009
Tuesday, November 25 2008
The neatness of the arrangements, and the way the voices come together, suggest madrigals.
Tuesday, September 9 2008
Goldhill has a talent for ironic juxtaposition and a keen grasp of the myth-making, sloganeering, and heedless self-interest that have polluted the debates over Jerusalem for many years.
Tuesday, July 22 2008
Listening to the Rough Guide to Arabic Café, I realised that this is not the same as the music you would expect to hear if you were sitting in a Western coffee shop.