A Murakami-esque Day: Banalities & Absurdities in Beijing

by Sarah Menkedick “Memory is like fiction; or else it’s fiction that’s like memory.” – Haruki Murakami, “The Last Lawn […]

From Turkmenistan to America: How I Found Langston Hughes

by Sam Tranum The boy’s hands shook slightly as he stood in front of the blackboard holding a sheet of […]

A Protester in China: The Life of Lu Xun

by James L. Secor Despite the nouveau rich careening madly around town in their upscale imported cars and SUVs, Shaoxing, […]

Ode to the Australian Outback through Dorothea McKellar

by Ellen & David Hill At Davy Byrne’s pub in Dublin, Leopold Bloom famously lunches on a cheese sandwich and […]

A ‘Moral Pub’ Crawl Through James Joyce’s Dublin

by Mike Karnes The sun casts shadows on the marble bar, its sheen worn dull by 120 years of greasy […]

Champagne & Sheep: A Poetic Tour of Wales

by Norm Goldstein Sir Thomas More, asking about the medallion with a red dragon worn by Richard Rich, was told […]

Curious George: From Nazi Germany to Bucolic New Hampshire

by Andrea Calabretta Few readers realize that had it not been for the indefatigable will of his creators, Curious George […]

J.M. Coetzee’s Warring Cape Town

by Nicholas J. Klenske Perched on the tip of the African Continent, sandwiched between the crash of the Indian Ocean […]

Going Green: The Artists Inn Residence in Washington, D.C.

by Rae Bryant “And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, […]

Marfa, Texas: Artist Enclave & Hollywood Oasis

by Bryon Browne Pencils ready- a pop quiz: John Steinbeck is to Salinas, California as Donald Judd is to __________. […]