A journalist's son's obsession with a movie he's never seen. "It’s just further proof that marketing can create a mythology as elemental as Mother Goose...and it’s a handy way for them to work out ideas of right and wrong."
Ms. Ramanathan and her husband, Ramesh, along with Sridar Iyengar, set out to change nickel-and-dime bribery in August 2010 when they started ipaidabribe.com, a site that collects anonymous reports of bribes paid, bribes requested but not paid and requests that were expected but not forthcoming
"In one blurb Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. had spoken to my innermost hopes and dreams of wanting to write at the level of a Toni Morrison, and he told me it was possible. He told me I should take my work seriously even if no one else did, even if my book’s cover, which featured a sexy black woman clad in a red dress, made the book look like it might belong in that popular genre of the racy urban novel." -Sophfronia Scott
Sainthood discussed..."Without much vetting, even some fictional characters became saints, including St. Christopher, who for centuries was revered as the patron saint of travelers. In 1969, the Catholic Church removed his saint day from its calendar because it couldn’t prove he ever existed."