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1930’s Paris And London Calling

“It is altogether curious, your first contact with poverty. You have thought so much about poverty–it is the thing you have feared all your life, the thing you knew would happen to you sooner or later; and it, is all so utterly and prosaically different. You thought it would be quite simple; it is extraordinarily complicated. You thought it … Continue reading

So You Want To Be A Writer?

“But that’s where art comes from, he said: life stories. Art history comes along only much later. That’s what art is, he said, the story of a life in all its particularity. It’s the only thing thing that really is particular and personal. It’s the expression of and, at the same times, the fabric of … Continue reading

Hey Girl, Are You From Japan? Cause You Got Anime-zing Body

“He’s this complete goon with zero imagination or creativity. He’s always sitting on my dreams and telling me to fall in line. Like I could ever be happy as a corporate lackey. Just cause he’s traded in his dreams for financial security doesn’t mean I have to. He’s like this pigeon spending his life eating … Continue reading

Du Dum Du Dum, Du Dum, Du Dum Du Dum Du Dum Du Dum Du Dum, Da Da Da Da Da – Pink Panther

“Singh remembered that he was on enforced medical leave. It might be ages before he had a juicy murder to deal with if Superintendent Chen had his way. This case – a missing person, a secretive family, a powerful scion, a city of contrasts and a wedding deadline – was certainly not for the fainthearted. … Continue reading

Experimentation: By Any Stretch of the Imagination

“The tale of a country girl who crosses a river of poverty and ignorance aboard a boat called culture and on the other bank discovers herself to be something beautiful. This crossing concerned us personally: the idea that culture (or writing, or ideas, or activism) could be a ferryboat; that a girl could cross over, … Continue reading

2 & 3 & 4 & 1, Er & San & Si & Yi, Step, Rock, Close and Pause – Welcome to Mambo

“While everyone else was teaching, I went to an unoccupied corner and started going over material I had learned that day. For the first time, I felt as if I might have a chance to actually be good at something. Like Godmother said, nothingness was the beginning of the universe.” Charlie Wong is a twenty-two-year-old … Continue reading

The Family that Plays Together Stays Together…Is that How it Goes?

” ‘Buenos dias,’ Franny said to the woman in the apron. If she was being truly honest, Franny was slightly disappointed that the women in the market were all wearing perfectly normal clothing, with mobile phones sticking out of their pockets, just like women in New York. It was even true in Mumbai, that a … Continue reading

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