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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 22 June, 2010

The Walrus strolls through Johannesburg with the flaneurs. In Telerama, Olivier Bomsel defines the digital as script.The London Review is peeved that Christopher Hitchens is having so much fun. In Osteuropa, Hungarian writers and nihilists weave away at the deadly void. The New Statesman reads Vasili Grossman's "Everything Flows" and meets the great man's daughter. Al Ahram warns European Muslims about the perils of Salafism. Salon asks why Adrian Lamo turned in the alleged whistle-blower Bradley Manning and what Wired's Kevin Poulsen had to do with it.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 15 June, 2010

TeaserPicThe big stories of our time are being told in reportage rather than fiction, says novelist Geoff Dyer in the Guardian. Lettre International meets the marginalised in Rome and Rotterdam. In Espresso, Umberto Eco fantasises about 6 billion encyclopaedias. The Nation finds many ways to erase Israel from the map without being anti-Semitic. The Spectator speculates about the counter-cultural concentration camp that Glastonbury has become. The Atlantic waves farewell to men.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 8 June, 2010

Prospect chucks contemporary art into the dustbin of history. Where it will join Polish book culture, if Res Publica Nowa is to be believed. And iTunes to boot, according to the New Yorker. In El Pais Semanal, the physicist Michio Kaku sees the internet everywhere. Young people however, claims the LRB, are proving remarkably resilient to its influences. In the NYRB, Timothy Snyder reviews Christopher R. Browning's new book "Remembering Survival" about the ghetto in Wierzbnik. Le Monde puts three Chinese dissidents on a pedestal.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 1 June, 2010

The New Yorker escorts us into the extraordinary paranoid world of Wikileak founder Julian Assange. In Merkur, Udo di Fabio praises the egalitarian properties of money. The Economist discusses the latest mass import in Africa: homophobia. In Micromega, Paolo Flores d'Arcais cannot understand why Saviano needs defrocking. Paris is partying in celebration of the collapse of the Anglo-American system, das Magazin reports. n+1 delves into the Berlin Roman. The New York Times charts the success of Dutch politician Job Cohen.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 25 May, 2010

The NYRB takes on the privatisation of the net by Steven P. Jobs. The NYT is already bored of life in the suburban Applecrest Estates. In Eurozine, Sven Egil Omdal delivers a comprehensive report on the crisis in the Norwegian newspaper industry. The Walrus learns how to become an expert from the unrepentant whore Jamie Lee Hamilton. In Elet and Irodalom, we learn how Hungarian nationalism foments Slovak nationalism, And Umberto Eco explains in Espresso, why he would never boycott Gianni Vattimo.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 18 May, 2010

TeaserPicThe Nation reads Jonathan Israel's history of radical Enlightenment. In Elet es Irodalom, György Konrad tells the Hungarians to stand up for freedom or kiss it goodbye. English is a Dalit goddess, standing on a computer, Tehelka says, and there's nothing you can do about it. In the Atlantic, Google's Eric Schmidt loses himself in his creepily colourful vision of the future. In Newsweek, Jacob Weisberg gives publishers the answer one would have expected from Google. Slate asks why Paul Berman is not being discussed by Arab intellectuals. Tygodnik Powszechny thinks about Polish-Russian reconcilation. Prospect explains why, in the future, you will be arrested for over-frequent visits to the toilet when flying.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 11 May, 2010

The NYRB solves the Cuba dilemma. In Eurozine, Martina Simecka and Laszlo Rajk talk about their fathers, prominent communists who were persecuted by communists. Julian Barnes reads Eugene Delacroix's diary for the TLS. Odra asks why Bogdan Wojdowski has been forgotten. In Le point, BHL explains why he supports JCall's "Call for Reason". The New Yorker portrays Andrei Ternowski, the 17-year-old Chatroulette inventor. Wired calls on programmers to create a new Facebook, where privacy is respected.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 4 May, 2010

TeaserPicThe New York Times dives into the data streams of the self-trackers. N+1 assesses "The Intellectual Situation". In the Onfray vs. Freud debate, BHL defends the psychoanalyst against fatuous platitudes. Peter Nadas tells Magyar Narancs that capitalism will be to blame if Hungary goes to the dogs. For Tony Judt, re-education is the only way to combat authoritarianism. And in Salon, Miroslav Kusy explains that, in Slovakia, "the people" have been replaced by "human beings", but "citizens" have yet to be invited into the political arena.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 27 April, 2010

In Eurozine, Kenan Malik asks what makes a real Muslim. For Osteuropa, Serhij Zadan travels though Ukraine's death valley. Wired visits old hackers. The most pig-headed of them, Richard Stallman, explains in the Boston Review, why cloud computing means thinking like a sucker. Frontline crosses the digital divide to where linux has transformed the lives of children in rural Bengal. The NYRB looks at why, after receiving 26 billion dollars in aid, Ethiopians are still hungry. In Magazin, the psychoanalyst Jürg Atlin warns about over-enthusiasm for cleansing in the wake of the paedophile scandals. Magyar Naracs observes a sacralisation of the state in Poland.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 20 April, 2010

In Salon, Viktor Erofeyev explains what Katyn means to the Russians. Krytyka Polityczna cannot understand the Polish hysteria over Lech Kaczynski. N+1 is impressed by Brian Ferneyhough's will to avant-garde. Opendemocracy predicts a bumpy ride for Hungary. The Nation celebrates the rodent-nibbled photographs of Miroslav Tichy. In Le Monde, Michel Onfray is hoisted by his own petard while fulminating about "pissoir literature". In the London Review, Benjamin Kunkel celebrates the majestic style of Marxist thinker Fredric Jameson. The Boston Globe gives the cream to the copycats.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 13 April, 2010

TeaserPicThe most worrying thing about the far-right Jobbik party is its appeal for young intellectuals, writes Elet es Irodalom. In Le Point, Bernard-Henri Levy asks whether Godard was an anti-Semite. Adam Michnik pays his respects to Lech Kaczynski in the Gazeta Wyborcza. Prospect describes how respect for the religious feelings of Muslims is causing many a British playwright to self-censor. In Le Monde, Tahar Ben Jelloun sees a black cloud over the banlieues. Edith Grossman remembers the dark clouds that came with "Don Quixote". Paul Krugman builds a green economy for the New York Times Magazine.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 6 April, 2010

TeaserPicThe Nation reveals why Raul Hilberg was so bitter about Hannah Ahrendt. In Nepszabadsag, Agnes Heller tells the Hungarians, on the eve of their general election, not to be cowed by the far-right. In the LRB, Colm Toibin studies the fly on the scarf of Giovanni Agostino della Torre. In Telerama, Claire Denis declares her love for the Foreign Legion. Tygodnik believes that the Mexicans understand Kapuscinski better than the Poles. The New York Times investigates the love that dare not squawk its name.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 30 March, 2010

In 3 Quarks Daily, we learn how someone can be considered "untouchable" and arrogant at the same time. Wired introduces a man with a savant-like ability to exploit security flaws. Tygodnik celebrates 65 years of being Catholic and not anti-Semitic. Newsweek asks whether the Ipad will turn the internet into a completely closed system. Slate reviews Paul Berman's new book on the Islam debate between Pascal Bruckner and Timothy Garton Ash. In Salon, Adam Michnik picks apart nationalism in the post-communist world. In Das Magazin, Elisabeth Badinter does not believe the hype about breastfeeding.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 23 March, 2010

In the NYRB, Edmund White falls under the spell of John Cheever and his graceful tragedy. Lettre International focusses on Iran, Istanbul and those who died in the First World War. In the Guardian, Tony Judt constructs a new liberal vision using the ideas of the grandfather of conservatism. In Outlook India, Arundhati Roy marches with the Maoists into the heart of India. In Nouvel Obs, Jorge Semprum and Hans Magnus Enszensberger exchange views about Germany.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 16 March, 2010

TeaserPicThe New York Times investigates the new hunger for reality. In Salon, Andrzej Stasiuk sees only individual realities. In the Gazeta Wyborcza, the ethnologist Tomasz Rakowski describes the reality of the Polish poor mines. Sometimes you can turn reality on its head, El Pais reads in the Financial Times. Le Monde diplomatique gives the low-down on the ACTA talks. And the New Yorker dreams of less polish and a bit more grit.
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