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Herodotus in Vienna

Father of History

Herodotus and the human dimension in the past

Oct 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06 • By JOSEPH EPSTEIN

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Jori Bolton

Summer of My Discontent

Joseph Epstein; a fan's notes.

Oct 13, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 05

Dave Clark

It Ain’t My Nature

Joseph Epstein knows his nature.

Sep 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 01

Michael Sloan

Unsentimental Journey

Joseph Epstein contra voguishness

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43

Dave Clark

Making a Spectacles of Myself

Joseph Epstein sees himself through four eyes.

Jun 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

‘Next to [Proust] all the other works we know seem to be no more than novellas.’

An Uncommon Reader

Erich Auerbach and the understanding of literature.

Jun 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38

david clark

The Reluctant Bibliophile

Joseph Epstein, bibliomaniac

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32

David Clegg

Don’t Close Your Eyes, Unionize

From ‘student-athletes’ to ‘worker-athletes’?

Apr 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 31

David Clark

Hold the Gluten

Joseph Epstein, gluten-free.

Feb 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 22

Dave Clegg

A Condition in Need of a Label

Joseph Epstein coins a condition

Dec 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15

JFK

The Week That Will Be

2:00 PM, Nov 18, 2013

Darren Gygi

Nostalgia Organized

Joseph Epstein, reunion dropout.

Oct 21, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 07

Red Smith at ringside, Ali-Liston fight, Lewiston, Maine, 1965

Master of the Games

The shrewd eye, and elegant prose, of Red Smith.

Oct 14, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 06

David Clark

Toting a Dumb Phone

Joseph Epstein on the wisdom of the dumb phone.

Sep 2, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 48

Sam Levenson, Jack Benny, George S. Kaufman, Clifton Fadiman, 1952

You Could Die Laughing

What is the humor in Jewish jokes?

Aug 19, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 46

Portnoy’s Children

Portnoy’s Children

A famous/notorious novel yields its progeny.

Aug 5, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 44

tom labaff

Pretensions à la Carte

Joseph Epstein, dining without pretense

Jul 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 42

The Lonely Skybox by Joseph Epstein

The Lonely Skybox

Chicago is bereft of celebrity fans.

Jun 24, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 39

‘Portrait of Henri Cordier’ by Gustave Caillebotte (1883)

Truth of the Matter

The writing and editing of ‘fact.’

Jun 17, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 38

Go Google Yourself

Go Google Yourself

May 27, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 35

Audio-Dismal Aids

Audio-Dismal Aids

Joseph Epstein, PowerPointless

Apr 15, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 29

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