Andrei Codrescu http://www.kunc.org en Is There Any Meaning In Poet Seamus Heaney's Last Text? http://www.kunc.org/post/there-any-meaning-poet-seamus-heaneys-last-text Commentator Andrei Codrescu reflects on the text message written by poet Seamus Heaney just before he died. In Latin he wrote to his wife "do not be afraid." The 74-year-old Heaney died in a Dublin hospital last week. Codrescu says no great meaning should be implied — it was just a personal message to his wife. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:20:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 49294 at http://www.kunc.org What's Behind Romania's Church Building Spree? http://www.kunc.org/post/whats-behind-romanias-church-building-spree Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>In Romania, new churches are popping up at the rate of 10 a month. That's one every three days, according to a BBC report. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:38:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 48644 at http://www.kunc.org Impending Doom — Or Not? http://www.kunc.org/post/impending-doom-%E2%80%94-or-not Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, Host: <p>Now that fall is officially here, many of us are trying to cool off from a long hot summer. But commentator Andrei Codrescu is just getting warmed up.<p>ANDREI CODRESCU: It's been a year like a ride in hell's own at Disney World. From weather the politics, the world seems bent out of shape. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 15116 at http://www.kunc.org Summer Sounds: Panting http://www.kunc.org/post/summer-sounds-panting Commentator Andrei Codrescu adds to our arsenal of Summer Sounds with an essay about the panting of his two dogs. They have very different personalities, but share the panting gene. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 20:31:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 13184 at http://www.kunc.org A Not-So-Enjoyable Biography http://www.kunc.org/post/not-so-enjoyable-biography Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, host: <p>Commentator Andrei Codrescu has been reading some biographies this summer and he is not happy. <p>Mr. ANDREI CODRESCU (Author, &quot;Whatever Gets You through the Night&quot;): I picked up a biography of Kay Boyle by Joan Mellen. I met Kay in San Francisco in the '70s, a formidable grand dame with her regal presence and a radical temperament. <p>Part of the gang of American expatriates in Paris in the 1920s that included Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway, she'd written novels, stories and journalism and done two stints in jail for civil disobedience. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 11587 at http://www.kunc.org