As the world welcomed 2015, I was at home in the kitchen with my mom and cousin having a major anxiety attack. I was 28. I remember trying to remain composed, but more importantly, I remember trying to remain standing.
I had been in Hong Kong briefly exactly a year before I gave that talk, at a time when the 2014 protests were still underway and this, as well as the nature and interests of the audience that came to hear me speak, gave a special meaning to that part of the festival.
I have lived some of the greatest days of my life in Paris. I have loved there, had some of the most profound love story moments of my life there. That is Paris, for me, and for many others. So hate, you cannot have Paris.
Take a step back and this intergenerational warfare, fought across the trenches of technology-swayed narcissism and entitlement, arguably resembles a more fundamental and timeless sort of conflict -- the pitting of emergent youth against traditionalist elders.
The implications of these ideas, and the opportunities they present for the business world, are profound. Reading and discussing great humanities texts can guide and encourage people to think in a more disciplined fashion about human experience and interaction.
Fiction is an amazingly flexible platform. It develops the reader's capacity to absorb details. It lets us navigate on the most intimate side of things, sharpening our understanding. Diving into particular characters, it makes us humanize the experiences.
As a busy mother of two with an unpredictable work schedule and tendency to fill whatever openings do exist in my schedule with anything to help satiate an unhealthy desire to be SuperWoman, little time is left to read. But the result is more grand than ever I expected.
Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.
Overall, Between the World and Me would make for a powerful addition to any bookshelf, lap, bedside table, hand, or desk. Its masterful lettering, mostly monochromatic jacket, and appropriately thick pages are a treasure to behold.
Don Quixote was originally published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615. Accordingly, this year marks the 400th anniversary of the complete novel's publication. In celebration, Restless Books has published a new edition of the Ormsby translation.
The book would change Carroll's life forever, but it might never have happened if a young girl had not inspired the previously unpublished children's book author to write one of the greatest children's books of all time.
While Books@Work may not be attached to a particular social movement, its modest goals to encourage employees to reflect on how they do their jobs and live on a daily basis has the potential for a wide-reaching effect.
Herta Müller (b. 1953) is a German-Romanian novelist, poet and essayist. Müller is noted for her works depicting the effects of violence, cruelty and terror, typically set in communist Romania during the Nicolae Ceausescu regime, which she herself experienced.
This is an anthology that demands to be read again and again for its sheer ambition, scope and quiet power. The NEST Collective is to be commended for putting together such a thrilling and vital addition to the global LGBT literary canon.