April 2019, issue no. 410
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Hypocrisy in the Vatican
Barney Zwartz on Frédéric Martel's In the Closet of the Vatican
Alecia Simmonds on Married at First Sight
A look at reality television's misogyny and malice
Gerald Murnane's A Season on Earth
Paul Giles on the author's revised second novel
Andrea Goldsmith's Invented Lives
Francesca Sasnaitis on the author's new fiction
Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill
Sheila Fitzpatrick on The Kremlin Letters
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