November 26th, 2019 THE K PAOLETTER Yasunari Kawabata’s novel Thousand Cranes begins with a memory: Running late to a tea ceremony organized by Chikako…
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August 29th, 2019 THE K PAOLETTER “Dear dirty Dublin” hasn’t been so in some time. Far from the gritty, working-class town of Joyce’s or even Heaney’s …
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June 11th, 2019 THE K PAOLETTER In 2016, Phoenix overtook Philadelphia to become America’s fifth largest city. In response to the news, the city’s WHYY…
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January 30th, 2019 THE K PAOLETTER The first Modernism course I took in college was really a class on Freud. We read case studies, lectures, and Civili…
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November 14th, 2018 THE K PAOLETTER Similar to the printing of dollar bills or the stretching of taffy, election night coverage on a 24-hour news netwo…
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October 3rd, 2018 THE K PAOLETTER I’m only slightly exaggerating when I say I started writing because of alt-weeklies. As a teenage laggabout in Albuqu…
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August 28th, 2018 THE K PAOLETTER Once upon a time, the arctic was magisterial. About the glaciers of West Greenland, the great essayist Barry Lopez wr…
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July 24th, 2018 THE K PAOLETTER “There has never been anything quite like Boston as a creation of the American imagination.” So wrote the great critic …
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June 5, 2018 THE K PAOLETTER In Vertigo, W.G. Sebald describes a youthful Franz Kafka taking a journey to Venice by way of Vienna. He stops over in Tri…
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May 1, 2018 THE K PAOLETTER Kanye West is that most fascinating of celebrities: an artist whose behavior and public statements beggar belief, even as h…
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March 27, 2018 THE K PAOLETTER A refugee must be fleeing. That is the distinction, as far as immigration law is considered, that separates them from yo…
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January 30, 2018 THE K PAOLETTER The Hero’s Journey was formulated by the mythologist Joseph Campbell back in 1949 as a novel attempt to draw together …
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