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Albert Camus

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  • Happy birthday, Marilyn Monroe

     
    Happy 85th birthday, Marilyn Monroe, reader of Ulysses and Bertrand Russell....
  • C'est vrai? Camus was killed by the KGB?

     
    Did the KGB cause the car wreck that killed Albert Camus?...
  • Music review: Monday Evening Concerts premieres Kurtag's Beckett

     
    Mark Swed reviews the terrifying and cathartic performance of baritone Nicholas Isherwood in the Monday Evening Concerts U.S. premiere of György Kurtág’s “…pas á pas – nulle part....”...
  • Albert Camus died on this day in 1960

     
    When French writer Albert Camus was killed in a car wreck 52 years ago, he was carrying a manuscript that would be published only decades later....
  • Goodness! (Continued)

     
    The conclusion of Who Needs God?, the post by writer, lecturer and broadcaster Kenan Malik that touched off a good discussion here the other day, ought to spark more reflection: I want to finish this talk with French Algerian existential......
  • Film Independent announces lineup for Los Angeles Film Festival

     
    "Magic Mike," Steven Soderbergh's dramatic comedy set in the world of male strippers, will have its world premiere as the closing night program of the Los Angeles Film Festival next month. The film, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum,...
  • 'Masterpiece Comics' by R. Sikoryak

    'Masterpiece Comics' by R. Sikoryak
    In my favorite panel of R. Sikoryak's "Masterpiece Comics" (Drawn & Quarterly: 66 pp., $19.95), Superman -- recast as Meursault, the protagonist of Albert Camus' 1942 novel "The Stranger" -- attacks a priest in his jail cell while crying out: "Don't waste...
  • 'Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone'

    'Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone'
    Bitter Spring A Life of Ignazio Silone Stanislao G. Pugliese Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 426 pp., $35 "Fontamara" and "Bread and Wine," Ignazio Silone's passionate novels of peasant life and political awakening, are iconic works for anyone who...
  • Science and religion: natural adversaries?

    Science and religion: natural adversaries?
    Today's topic: Biologist Stephen J. Gould famously observed that religion and science deal with different but compatible realities. Was he correct? A god definable by science is no god Point: Michael Shermer Cartoonist Sidney Harris once illustrated...
  • The critics: 5 new titles worth checking out

    The critics: 5 new titles worth checking out
    CRITICISM IN AMERICAN CULTURE: New releases Here are five titles that put the lie to the notion that criticism is a dying art. Corn Flakes With John Lennon And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life Robert Hilburn Rodale: 280 pp., $24.99 Hilburn,...
  • Author of 'Am I a Monkey?' explores questions of life

    Author of 'Am I a Monkey?' explores questions of life
    On the cover of his new book, Francisco Ayala is sticking a banana on a fork and asking: Am I a monkey? He asks five other straightforward questions about evolution — laying out for the general public the most commonly discussed topics surrounding...