Andrei Codrescu http://kuow.org en Is There Any Meaning In Poet Seamus Heaney's Last Text? http://kuow.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 19893 at http://kuow.org What's Behind Romania's Church Building Spree? http://kuow.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 18981 at http://kuow.org Dusty Pretzels A Relic Of Romania's 'Folk Capitalism' http://kuow.org/post/dusty-pretzels-relic-romanias-folk-capitalism Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>After Hurricane Katrina, commentator Andrei Codrescu moved from New Orleans to the hills of Arkansas. He's lived many places since leaving Romania in the 1960s. And he recently discovered a pair of long-forgotten items that have been with him much of that time.<p>ANDREI CODRESCU, BYLINE: My study is full of in-between things, those objects you don't need, don't care to see again, but can't throw out; things that move out of sight until they go out of mind. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:21:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 1439 at http://kuow.org