Category Archives: Belgium

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Ostend: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the Summer Before the Dark’ Revisits Moments in Exile

Volker Weidermann’s book recounts how the two writers found themselves in limbo in a Belgian beach town with other intellectuals after fleeing the Nazis.


Lens Blog: Chuck Close, Collaborating in a Big Way

A new exhibit of Chuck Close’s photos shows not just mastery of everything from daguerreotypes to 20×24 Polaroid images, but also his penchant for collaboration.




The Carpetbagger: A Foreign-Language Race Up for Grabs

Unlike the competition in recent years, there is no obvious front-runner for the foreign-language Oscar this season.