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Pico Iyer

How to Make Every Day a Travel Day

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel gives us fresh perspective and deeper gratitude for the world we live in. And we cannot get enough of travel because we fall back in love with life every time we go. We live to travel. Every day we live is a travel day, even in our normal routines and daily schedules.

Takashi Murakami's Smiley Faces On A Mushroom Cloud

Pico Iyer | Posted 07.05.2014 | World
Pico Iyer

Every time I look at the work of Takashi Murakami, I see both the super cute, charming surfaces for which Japan is rightly famous and all the demons that peek out behind them. He dreams up lovable blobs and dolls and oversized cuties to ask his compatriots what might be the cost of holding onto such childish things.

Zen in the Art of Peter Matthiessen

Laurie Nadel | Posted 06.06.2014 | Books
Laurie Nadel

I first met Peter Matthiessen on June 30, 1998 and had the exceptional privilege of becoming his student for four years. This excerpt from my book des...

Three Years After The Japanese Tsunami: The Winds Of Changelessness

Pico Iyer | Posted 05.10.2014 | World
Pico Iyer

A culture whose existence has been based, for as long as it's been a culture, on uncertainty, impermanence and due caution about everything we don't know, is much as it's always been.

Sustainable Luxury Travel: A Manifesto

Kaitlin Solimine | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Kaitlin Solimine

Loving a place requires protecting it. And protecting it requires sustainable tourism.

Jaipur Literature Festival: Day 1

Aayush Soni | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts
Aayush Soni

For this year's edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, South Asia's largest, most egalitarian and intellectually formidable gathering of writers, the organizers have assembled an equally formidable lineup that's under the radar for an Indian audience.

Dalai Lama Headlining Jaipur Literature Festival

AP | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books

JAIPUR, India — The Dalai Lama is set to headline India's Jaipur Literature Festival to speak about faith with one of his biographers, Pico Iyer...

Global Souls At The Rose Parade

Hayden Bixby | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Hayden Bixby

I have recently realized that my US passport might be my most essential possession -- especially as I get older.

In Dance News: It's A Matter of Place

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

This has been an exciting week for three dance organizations -- and there is a common and unlikely thread that ties their accomplishments together: geography.

All's Fair In Love, War, And Going Abroad

Chi Tung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chi Tung

There's an entire sub-generation of hybridized Americans like me out there, and sooner or later, we all have to face the same predicament: defining what home is, and whether you can stomach spending any time there.

The Politics of Reincarnation

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christal Smith

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against China's occupation. I spoke with Pico Iyer, who has traveled extensively with the Dalai Lama, on the situation in Tibet.