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Say It Aloud

by Jo Page March 10, 2010

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax— Of cabbages—and kings— And why the sea is boiling hot— And whether pigs have wings.” —Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass OK, so I buy ...

Asylum Seeker

by Jo Page February 25, 2010

Thanks to Shutter Island, asylums, particularly scary, fabled ones, are big news right now. On the other hand, there has always been something fascinating and horrible about these places with their intimidating size and intricate architecture. ...

Don’t Blame God

by Jo Page January 28, 2010

In James Wood’s brilliant novel, The Book Against God, self-absorbed and ineffective Thomas Bunting undertakes to write a book—entitled The Book Against God or BAG as he refers to it—that will refute his Anglican priest ...

No Communication Breakdown

by Jo Page January 14, 2010

Though I worry about every conceivable thing you can imagine and then some, I don’t spend much time worrying that, as a culture, we are growing distant from one another because people use e-mail, texting ...