Frederic Raphael and Joseph Epstein are rude about nearly everybody in their new book.
The satire hits with a surprising slap in Harold Pinter’s “The Hothouse.”
It’s after sunset in Hollywood, and a gang of teenagers is burgling Paris Hilton’s villa using keys found right under her doormat.
Two steps forward, one back. That’s the pattern with modern China, and today looks like a “one back” moment.
“It is not easy to really know China, because China is an ancient civilization.”
Here’s a nifty piece of timing: “The Age of Deception,” a memoir by Mohamed ElBaradei , has arrived in bookstores at the moment when its author is seeking to replace Egypt’s toppled president, Hosni Mubarak .
Here is a new genre in Holocaust memoirs: Otto Dov Kulka, a distinguished Jewish professor specializing in Nazi history, waited till his sixties before recording his own stay in Auschwitz as a boy.
Do you sigh for a world without evil? A place where criminals are conscience-stricken and altruistic folk of all nations sit down together to make peace?
Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch are waiting for Berlin to decide whether it can house their collection of Surrealist art, with paintings by Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Yves Tanguy and Joan Miro.
Poor Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Fending off an army of district attorneys, examining courts and lawyers is bad enough.