Two things: First, I am complaining, as usual, about the state of Russian marriage and cooking at the Forward.
Second, I went to see Idan Raichel yesterday and now cannot get this song out of my head, but more on that next week:
- “Also like Simenon, Churchill wasn’t averse to the odd tipple, and according to some, that Sunday afternoon in Cairo followed a particularly liquid lunch. As a consequence, the then colonial secretary’s penmanship proved a bit unsteady, allegedly producing a particularly erratic borderline. The result is still visible on today’s maps: the curious zigzag of the border between Jordan and Saudi Arabia.”
- FREE BOOOKS (on kindle)
- This is kind of old, but it’s Paul Theroux
- Charles Dickens’s fake books
- Gogol, Chekhov, and Dostoyevsky on the post-Soviet world