The Baltimore Love Project began about ten years ago in Baltimore with artist Michael Owen. He was looking for a way of spreading love throughout the city, and he went about it by creating a series of murals, each with a connecting image--silhouettes of hands forming the letters L, O, V, and E. Now, with photography from Sean Scheidt and text from Rafael Alvarez, The Baltimore Love Project is taking new form, as a narrated and photographed hardcopy book.
Millennial writers are seeking what writers have always been in search of: comfort and connection, reasons for existence and answers to the unanswerable. They will keep reading and writing and they will keep improving, and inexorably, they will become old writers and readers--and, hopefully, will urge on the generation that comes next.
ANKARA -- "A Strangeness in My Mind" is about what it means to be a poor, ordinary Turk, buffeted by the winds of modern politics and traditional mores. It is detailed, intimate, but it is also universal, dealing with emotions like shame, ambition, love and grief, and what it feels like to belong. This is not an intentionally political novel, but if there is a political message, this is it: Turkey needs to recognize its universals, not its differences. Saturday's bombing in Ankara showed us that, with devastating effect.