Books: “The Cold War from the Margins” in Bulgaria

In May I read a good book about a little-known aspect of the Cold War. The Cold War from the Margins: A Small Socialist State...

The books I read in 2020

From December 22, 2020 at NA Confidential. Some articles from late in the year were not archived here, and this is one of them.  The...

“Trieste,” a novel by Daša Drndić

It can be daunting, perhaps even crippling, to consider the immensity of what remains unknown about the wider world. What we as individuals know...

“When the Doves Disappeared,” a novel by Sofi Oksanen

The novel is called When the Doves Disappeared, written by the Finnish/Estonian author Sofi Oksanen. The English translation was released in 2015. The publisher...

Times change, but Ernest Hemingway was an inspiration to this youthful traveler

Originally published as "(Ernest) Hemingway in a time of mercifully silent thunder" on April 23, 2020. A Ken Burns documentary about Hemingway is coming...

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Nawbany’s peculiar and unofficial “Beer Walk”: 2007, 2014 and 2021

The essay below was written and published at NAC in 2007, a full year before NABC staged its first Fringe Fest "alternative" at the Day Old Bread...

OTA Archive from June, 2020: “There, there. People are dying, so you may have...

In New Albany, Harvest Homecoming is once again under way after a year's layoff owing to COVID safety protocols. This column originally appeared at...

Diary: It’s very disappointing when independent small business owners become science deniers

Recently at Pints&union we received a cyber complaint from a disgruntled customer. To his credit, the patron made no effort to conceal his identity, which...