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kim-packard's picture
Oct.27.2013
My favorite ghost story from Japan is Houichi the Earless (Miminashi Houichi) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoichi_the_Earless told to me while still a child by my parents' housekeeper at the time, extemporaneously, in Japanese, during her lunch break; a lifelong theater enthusiast who had grown up...
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Jul.20.2012
I remember growing up in the middle of the mass media phenomenon. Popular commentators openly wondered about the fate of the written word. The Gutenberg printing press was the first salvo in the era of mass communications. The printing press could disseminate information faster than the...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Mar.06.2011
I am thinking about a friend who buys books without having any immediate intention of reading them.   He sees a tempting-looking book and he buys it.  For future use.  When he retires he says he imagines he will have time to read the books he has accumulated, unread, over the years.  He sees...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Jan.16.2011
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One of my Christmas books was the new biography of Jacques Derrida, by Benoît Peeters. It casts, for an outsider, a rather fascinating light on the intellectual life of Paris from the 1960s till 2004, and a no less fascinating light on Derrida's life, work and  by all accounts boundless energy for...
enoch-john's picture
Dec.07.2010
In the sphere of sport,it might be said that Brian Lara's world view of cricket was such that it enabled him to produce a special brand of batting pyrotechnics,thereby breaking the world test batting record twice-his last epic 400 runs standing almost unassailable. In the realm of literature and...
alan-n-shapiro's picture
Dec.27.2009
"I consider Star Trek to be a great text of Western Civilization"   Scientist Shapiro on his vision of progress and the future    Alan N. Shapiro in discussion with Joachim Scholl, Deutschlandradio Kultur  The philosopher and computer expert Alan N. Shapiro explains his ideal...
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Nov.13.2009
I was very impressed reading something that Richard Rorty wrote about revolutionaries in his essay "The Contingency of Community" ( in the book "Contingency, irony, and solidarity").  Rorty argues very cogently for a kind of “impossible” deconstructive synthesis of radicalism...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jun.01.2009
It’s great to hear good news. It’s even better to hear it when you’ve just arrived in Paris. Everything sounds better when you hear it in Paris. Last week I had a few days in the French capital courtesy of my publisher Albin Michel, which brought me over for the release of my third Palestinian...
joshua-booth's picture
Jul.22.2008
Do you ever get the feeling that something important is happening and you are the only one who doesn't know? Do you ever get the feeling that something important is not happening and you are the only one who does know? Do you ever get the feeling that you're asking completely pointless questions to...
gayle-early's picture
Jun.20.2008
This is what I call the mysterious, quarklike appearance of ideas. If I don’t grab a pen pronto they slip out. Gone. To flit into someone else’s brain or dream, someone who’ll write them down into something great, if they’re not lazy like me, or to tunnel straight through the universe on their own...