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RETRO: Going to Meet the Man

14/02/2018 M. J. Moore 0

Back in 1985, on the morning of November 23 (a cold, wet, gray autumn Saturday), I woke up happy. At that time in my life, nothing could have been more unusual. But I knew that […]

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RETRO: When Puzo Met Sinatra

31/01/2018 M. J. Moore 0

FOR MICKEY ROURKE Despite all the legions of fans who worshipped The Godfather, one man who had sustained a lifetime of triumphs (with a few low points as well) took a special interest in disliking […]

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RETRO: December 7, 1941

07/12/2017 M. J. Moore 0

“Pearl Harbor, when they passed it, was a shambles. Wheeler Field had been bad, but Pearl Harbor numbed the brain.” ~~~ James Jones, From Here to Eternity   The centrality of Sunday, December 7, 1941, […]

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RETRO: My Hours with Elie

04/11/2017 M. J. Moore 0

On a crisp, cool late autumn night in 1990, Elie Wiesel sat on stage in an auditorium at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, delivering an hour-long lecture, followed by a question-and-answer session. I stared […]

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RETRO: The Gallery at 70

28/09/2017 M. J. Moore 0

FOR DAVID MARGOLICK In 1947, John Horne Burns (an Andover-born, Harvard-educated, Irish-Catholic ex-G.I.) published The Gallery, a uniquely structured wartime “novel” that’s actually a book of linked short stories and autobiographical ruminations. Unfortunately, after his […]