Over 11,000 writers, editors, and publishers turned out this year for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs' Conference, making it one of the biggest literary hootenannies for anyone with a passion for putting words on the page.
Science has suffered too long from a public-relations problem perpetuated by images of nerdy researchers in white coats spouting boring formulas and theories. If we are to excite and inspire kids in science we have to explore new and creative interactive approaches.
The Mexican arts world is in desperate need of his optimism. At a time when Mexico's performing and visual artists are taking their rightful place in theaters and galleries across the globe, the institutions at home are not thriving.