Film Review: A Venture into the Elemental — “Beyond the Hills”

April 5, 2013
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Beyond the Hills is not the horror film the trailer seems to advertise, but it is certainly horrific.

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Poetry Review: Translucent Translations — “Wheel with a Single Spoke”

September 26, 2012
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Nichita Stănescu is one of the poets who broke through the socialist-realism sound barrier and propelled Romanian poetry into new spheres.

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Book Review: “The Lair” — The Intoxicating Trauma of Exile

July 6, 2012
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Norman Manea’s compelling novel “The Lair” tracks the ambiguities, contradictions, and confusions of the exile’s psyche as he struggles to find footing in surroundings that are often unintelligible. It is a highly cerebral, labyrinthine book, filled with mystery, paranoia, and illegible codes.

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