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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 ...
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.
There aren't many of these "Keep Calm" signs that I like - but this one I ADORE.
There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening.
'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."
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion: Jonathan Haidt: 9780307377906: Amazon.com: Books