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Lev Mendes

Lev Mendes is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker.
 

Closing Scene

Death, as Hamlet tells us, is endless silence. But it is also noise: the sounds of mourning, of a casket lowered into the ground, or—if […]

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The Old Woody Allen

I can’t imagine I’m alone in finding something suspect about Woody Allen’s return to critical and popular favor. The murmurings of decline that followed upon […]

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