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All Greek to us

The Greeks by Roderick Beaton and The Greek Revolution by Mark Mazower reviewed

We are traveling through a shower of Greek anniversaries, triumphant and calamitous. Last year marked the 25th centenary of the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC, when 300 Greek warships defeated a Persian armada four times larger and ended the Persian empire’s expansion into Europe. This year marks the bicentenary of the beginning of the…


Turning the page on James Bond

James Bond was first a literary hero

The art world is cashing in on anti-capitalism

Anti-capitalist artists like Barbara Kruger and Santiago Sierra are very skilled at making money from the capitalist machine

Vital Morgan

Lee Morgan was searching for a new musical path forward, following but not retreading the bebop era

Delivery woes

The exorbitant transaction fees Grubhub and DoorDash and Uber Eats charge mean restaurants often lose money

Eternal Eastwood

Cry Macho reviewed

The spy’s the limit

No Time to Die reviewed

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