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Tag Archives: London Review of Books

ON BEING RORSCHACHED AND OTHERWISE TESTED

IN THIRD Grade, I had a Rorschach. No, my mother didn’t have me tested. The Cleveland Board of Education did, as part of its innovative Major Work Class, a kinda … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

IS IT SAFE OR UNSAFE? WHO SAYS?

IT HAS been said that Britain and the United States are two nations separated by a common language. I’ve recently learned another significant difference, this one in the principles of … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · 4 Comments

THE GREAT FIREWALL OF CHINA

THE INTERNET used to be likened to the wild and woolly west. Less so today, perhaps; but a Great Firewall has limited China’s access to the worldwide web. I learned … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

A CONNIVING, DECEITFUL, MURDEROUS OKLAHOMAN

THIS IS a tale of an Oklahoman who was entrusted with preserving environment and culture. Alas, he turned out to be conniving, deceitful, and, in time, murderous. A memo to … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

TO A MORE APPROPRIATE KINGDOM, THIS TRULY COULDN’T HAPPEN

A TEXTBOOK is being withdrawn from Saudi Arabian schools because it contains a photo of the late King Faisal, a Saudi prince at the time, signing the UN Charter in … Continue reading

September 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

OPEN WIDE, THEN RINSE

PRAISE FOR our rock-star guitarist/car nut/dentist is county wide, especially among ex-R&T staff. Dr. Eric Prouty is a skilled, compassionate, and most modern of dental practitioners as well. It’s one … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

DEDICATED, SIGNED, AND (MAYBE WARMLY) INSCRIBED

A RENEWAL notice from London Review of Books told a good story: “George Bernard Shaw once saw a copy of one of his books in a secondhand bookshop. When he … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · 2 Comments