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August 18-25, 2014 Issue

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  • Books and the Arts

    Spina’s Shadow

    “Darling, this is Alessandro Spina, who is trying to make Italians feel guilty about their colonial crimes.”

    André Naffis-Sahely


  • Comforting Vacuums

    In Stories We Tell, actor turned director Sarah Polley interrogates her past, revealing that our stories are our dearest form of property.

    Akiva Gottlieb

  • Little Boxes

    Micro-apartments have become trendy in planning circles, but their austerity is just another limit on the aspirations of the poor.

    Michael Sorkin

  • In Our Orbit: A Tolerance for Ambiguity

    In The Good Spy, Kai Bird documents the life of CIA agent Robert Ames, a sincere and unlikely mediator in the Middle East.

    Cecilia D’Anastasio

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  • Letters

    Letters

    Drugs: equal opportunity destroyer… St. Nick to the rescue!… rape on campus… the left and the NRA… climate justice, Texas style… Joyce: a class by himself… a picture = 1,000 words

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