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The Eclipse Viewer Episode 25: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa

David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 25: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa, a set that includes the first four films this master ever made. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.

When the Doves Disappeared

Sofi Oksanen: When the Doves Disappeared

Lori reviews Sofi Oksanen’s 2012 novel When the Doves Disappeared, translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers and recently issued by Knopf. Read the full post.


Marilynne Robinson: Lila

Trevor reviews Marilynne Robinson’s latest novel, Lila, which follows the wife of Gilead‘s Rev. John Ames. Read the full post.

Self-Portrait in Green

Marie NDiaye: Self-Portrait in Green

Trevor reviews Marie NDiaye’s 2005 novella, Self-Portrait in Green, translated from the French by Jordan Stump and recently released by Two Lines Press. Read the full post.


Tom McCarthy: Satin Island

Trevor reviews Tom McCarthy’s new novel Satin Island, an interesting follow-up to his 2010 novel C. Read the full post.


Alice Munro: “Royal Beatings”

Trevor and Betsy begin Alice Munro’s The Beggar Maid with the first piece, “Royal Beatings.” Read the full post.

The Tower

Uwe Tellkamp: The Tower

Lori reviews Uwe Tellkamp’s large 2008 novel The Tower, translated from the German by Mike Mitchell. Read the full post.


Haruki Murakami: “Kino”

This week’s New Yorker story is Haruki Murakami’s “Kino,” translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel. Read the full post.

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Jean Renoir: A Day in the Country

This week, The Criterion Collection released a lovely new restoration of Jean Renoir’s A Day in the Country. Trevor takes a look at the short, beautiful film. Read the full post.

The Grand Budapest Hotel Book

Matt Zoller Seitz: The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Trevor reviews Matt Zoller Seitz’s The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, a wonderful, lengthy, beautifully produced supplement to his 2013 book The Wes Anderson Collection. Read the full post.

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Nicolas Roeg: Don’t Look Now

Today, The Criterion Collection is releasing Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film Don’t Look Now on Blu-ray and DVD. Trevor takes a look at the film and this edition. Read the full post


2015 Folio Prize Shortlist

The Folio Prize has announced this year’s shortlist of eight books. Read the full post.

Amelia Gray

Amelia Gray: “Labyrinth”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Amelia Gray’s “Labyrinth.” Read the full post.


Benito Pérez Galdós: Tristana

Dwight reviews Benito Pérez Galdós’s 1892 novel, Tristana, out recently from NYRB Classics in a new translation from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa. Read the full post.

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Episode 15: Stefan Zweig

Trevor and Brian turn to Stefan Zweig in Episode 15 of The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast, featuring a long conversation with George Prochnik, author of The Impossible Exile, a biography of Stefan Zweig. Read the full post and listen to the podcast.