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Book Review: “Кофемолка”

Attention Conservation Notice: a too-long and not particularly coherent review of the Russian translation of Michael Idov’s novel “Ground Up”. This should not be of interest to anyone, because Idov presumably can guess everything I’m going to say about it … Continue reading

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Top 10 Businesses in Bellingham, WA

It’s my last day (for the time being) in Bellingham, and what better way to celebrate than with commerce! Here are some business establishments in the town that come with the Rated Zed seal of approval: Vital (Bouldering Gym) — … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: Articles etc.

Here are some interesting things I read on the internet in 2016, in this episode of “no value added” World Skopje, City on the Make Alexander Clapp in the Baffler writes about the Macedonian government’s bizarre penchant for recreating other places’ … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: Quotes Part 2

…continuing with quoting stuff… Now, setting a booby-trap for a respectable citizen like a head master (even of an inferior school to your own) is not a matter to be approached lightly and without careful preparation. I don’t suppose I’ve … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: Quotes Part 1

Here is the first part of this year’s quotes list “Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.” —Heidegger quoted by Meghan O’Rourke “To catch a bus you have to think like a bus” —tumblr user … Continue reading

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The Best Books I Read in 2016

Here are the best books I’ve read this year. As usually happens, none of them were written this year, so it doesn’t really matter. Nothing is True and Everything is Possible (Peter Pomerantsev, 2014) — Pomerantsev is an Englishman of Russian … Continue reading

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2015 in Review: Highlights

Movies: I didn’t see that many movies in 2015, and only two that I can remember in theatres. The movies I saw that I thought best, in order of increasing lightheartedness: The Colour of Pomegranates an extraordinary achievement of cinematography and some … Continue reading

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