Culture

Smart Reads: Ai Weiwei, Invisible Ink, and Israel

Culture

Smart Reads: Ai Weiwei, Invisible Ink, and Israel

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Today in culture, our focus moves toward annals of politics–with an added audiobook bonus.

The highlights:

John Banville doesn’t understand women.

-This is Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me.

-Judge Scalia- Robed Rage.

The Book That Can’t Wait.

-A breakdown of bizarre silent films to watch to prep for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

-Mavis Gallant: a starving ex-pat.

James Salter reads Reynolds Price!

-Critics are shocked to find that Aaron Sorkin may be sexist.

-“I don’t regret outing Anderson Cooper.”

Queering India.

-What do Amelia Earhart and Hillary Clinton have in common? It’s less obvious than you’d expect.

Orwell, Kafka, Ai Weiwei.

Scholarly Mormonism.