French artist Jean Jullien’s image of the Eiffel Tower, the Paris peace sign, so simply and eloquently expresses what people around the world are feeling.
Huge crowds turned out for the Paris unity march to support freedom of expression and honor the cartoonists, policemen, and others who died during the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the grocery store in Paris. “Paris is the capital of the world today. The whole country will rise up.” Francois Hollande In attendance were Israeli […]
Tommy Caldwell and Keven Jorgeson are wowing the world and the climbing community with their mind-blowing attempt to free-climb the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite. From the looks of it, Caldwell may have a book in him. Caldwell’s Instagram posts are nothing short of lyrical. Take this one, an ode to an inspiring […]
Soon there’ll be more foreigners on earth than there are Americans. Foreignness is a planetary condition, and even when you walk through your hometown—whether that’s New York or London or Sydney—half the people around you are speaking in languages and dealing in traditions different from your own. Read the article at Lapham’s Quarterly But there […]
1. Writers just want to be read. I recently heard a young woman at a party say that writers don’t mind when their books are downloaded for free on the internet, because “writers just want to be read.” As a working writer who pays my mortgage and buys groceries and sends my kid to summer […]