Tag Archives: Canada

Notebook

All of the documents through 1938 that survive among Gould’s papers give his surname as “Gold”, but beginning at least as early as June 1939 the family name was almost always printed “Gould” in newspapers, programmes, and other sources… Xenophobia … Continue reading

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In the land of Putin

While watching hours and hours of State-controlled Russian TV  — it’s a weird but productive sociological experiment — American writer Gary Shteyngart recalls an encounter in the country of his birth: On my last visit to Moscow several years ago, a … Continue reading

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