Bending Adversity, David Pilling (book about Japan) A small shrine stands in one of the areas destroyed by the tsunami on 4 April 2011 in Sendai, Japan. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Getty ... Pills Books
the african-american poet, academic and activist, amiri baraka, who died yesterday at the age of 79, was an intellectual troublemaker, to be sure; and that's a compliment. • via the guardian • rest in peace, A.B.
'The whole affair is extremely sad' … Pablo Neruda. Photograph: Laurent Rebours/AP
RIP Gabriel García Márquez (pictured here at his home in Mexico in 2014. Photograph: Mario Guzman/EPA). If you haven't read any of his novels, I suggest you start with "Love in the Time of Cholera."