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Truth and fiction

History is after all only a pack of tricks we play on the dead,” said Voltaire. Well, maybe it’s not quite that bad–but memory is certainly unreliable. There are as many versions of history as there are historians. There are

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The peril of watching television in the morning

I don’t usually watch television in the morning, but it was Saturday and it was on, and one of the morning hosts was doing a special on the increasing theat to privacy in our culture, especially because of the Internet,

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How many significant smells made up a year? How many make up seventy years?

Our memories are of smells, taste, touch, sight. Only rarely do they fall in the form of a confession narrative. But they’re the seed of works of art.

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Confession in a late age

We live in an age rampant with memoir and confession. What does it mean for us now and in the future.
And a little refreshment: more from Sally Levy’s Roonbook.

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