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charles-davis's picture
Jun.21.2010
  I’m a racist. I like skins that are darker than mine and expect the people inside them are going to be better, more appealing people than they would have been were they lumbered with a paler skin. There’s no reason for believing this. I don’t even think it’s true. In fact, it is almost as...
andrew-blackman's picture
Oct.11.2009
I love the opening line of this book: "One could begin with the dust, the heat and the purple bougainvillea. One might even begin with the smell of rotting mangos tossed by the side of the road where the flies hummed and green-bellied lizards bobbed their orange heads while loitering in the...
chitra-banerjee-divakaruni's picture
Mar.28.2009
Ok, you folks are getting really good at figuring out the quotations I've been putting into the blog, so here's a more difficult one: "It is only the story . . . that saves our progeny from blundering like blind beggars into the spikes of the cactus fence." I'll give you 2 hints. 1. It's...