A Mountain Climber’s Dream: Vivienne de Watteville’s Mount Kenya

by Helen Palmer On Christmas Day 1928, a young British woman arrived to live in a hut on the slopes […]

Gabriela & Graciela: Two Lovers in Paraty, Brasil

by David Adair If you’ve ever felt the peculiar desire to be slowly tortured by excruciating and seductive beauty, then […]

James Dickey’s Leesburg: The House of Deliverance

by Mac Carey The small historic town of Leesburg Virginia certainly doesn’t bring forth my atavistic desires and primordial rage, […]

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 […]

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 […]