Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    OC Bookly: Polish (No) Joke: Starring Madame Modjeska (and Me)

    ​Fourth grade. Early 1970s. Encouraged by his Polish-German mother, the young Bibliofella made the serious mistake of announcing his proud heritage at elementary school, just as so-called "Polack jokes" arrived to poison the zeitgeist, no doubt some sick temporary psycho-social transference move b ... More >>

  • Features

    October 23, 2003

    The Last Bear

    Teddy Roosevelt, race suicide and the killing of Orange County's last grizzly