Berfrois

June 2017

  • Eric D. Lehman: Sharing Stories at Kinlochard

    June 2017 Highlights

    Eric D. Lehman: Sharing Stories at Kinlochard

    We took a wrong turn in Aberfoyle. Instead of heading toward Loch Katrine, the home of Sir Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake, my wife Amy and I headed along a sketchy broken road to Loch Ard.

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Gustav Wunderwald’s Weimar Berlin

Gustav Wunderwald’s Weimar Berlin

In spite of the wholesale destruction of the city during the Second World War, it is still possible to visit some of the streets that Wunderwald painted in the 1920s, and recognise the scenes he depicted.

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Ed Simon on Denis Johnson

Ed Simon on Denis Johnson

Sinners always make the greatest Christian writers. Last month we lost one of the greatest, who was also a self-declared “criminal hedonist.”

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Education in the Age of AI

Education in the Age of AI

There’s all this talk that robots will replace humans in the workplace, leaving us poor, redundant schmucks with nothing to do but embrace the glorious (yet terrifying) creative potential of opiates and ennui.

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The Ghastly Albion Hotel

The Ghastly Albion Hotel

Comedy is hardly the first thing one associates with Sebald’s work, partly because his reputation was quickly associated with the literature of the Holocaust

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Jane Austen would not have been rushed by the importunity of publishers…

Jane Austen would not have been rushed by the importunity of publishers…

It is probable that if Miss Cassandra Austen had had her way we should have had nothing of Jane Austen's except her novels.

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Must Be Mega

Must Be Mega

My daughter is ten. She doesn’t know about boys yet and she wants to be a star of some undetermined variety — an opera singer or actor maybe. She is beautiful in every way the word beautiful signifies itself, with brown skin that gets some red in it under the summer...

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Ivanka’s role is tempering a man who doesn’t work…

Ivanka’s role is tempering a man who doesn’t work…

President Trump reached out to President Duterte on the phone, requesting a visit.

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