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Frank Gannon, Aristotle on Relationships

Friday, January 30th, 2004 • 4:14 am

Last week’s “Shouts & Murmurs” section in The New Yorker featured this text by Frank Gannon. Pretty funny stuff — if you’re familiar with Aristotle’s Poetics.

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Coming soon: “Coupling” for the US market

Wednesday, September 10th, 2003 • 5:21 am

The New York Times has an article on the hit BBC2 TV series “Coupling” and the upcoming American version on NBC. It talks about the fact that the American version will have “more emotional” relationships because that’ what the American wants. God, just what we need. More sentimental stuff on American TV. And “more aggressively […]

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Fury, by Salman Rushdie (2001)

Thursday, May 1st, 2003 • 4:40 pm

Every now and then, I feel a pinch of guilt because I read so few literary works by contemporary writers, and I make a conscious effort to purchase something by a well-known and acclaimed author, just to make sure I am not missing anything. In this case, I hadn’t read anything by Salman Rushdie. I […]

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