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Archive November 2011

Artist of the Week – Michael Cho

November 28, 2011 by · No comments

An Interview with Cartoonist and Illustrator Michael Cho by Jasmina Tacheva On his personal blog, Michael Cho describes himself as a: “Freelance illustrator, cartoonist and occasional writer, based in Toronto, Canada.” Behind this unostentatious description stands the artist responsible for both the illustration and the design of Penguin’s 25th anniversary edition of “White Noise” by […]

An Interview with the Youngest Playwright in Bulgaria – Stefan Prohorov

November 26, 2011 by · 1 comment

Stefan Prokhorov was born in 1993 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a student at the Lyceé français № 9, “Alphonse de Lamartine”, Sofia. He started writing eleven years ago, when he was distinguished at the literary contest “Iskri”. He has won various awards for poetry, and his works have been published in “Savremennik”, “Literaturen Vestnik,” […]

Thanksgiving Questionnaire

November 24, 2011 by · 1 comment

Everyone loves Thanksgiving but not everyone celebrates it in the same way. Several college students from Buffalo, New York, share their Thanksgiving experiences and plans for this year’s holiday. Photo: WishUponACupcake Dan Bayer What are you most grateful for? Entirely Delicious Pies. Where will you spend Thanksgiving this year? With the family. Favorite Thanksgiving tradition? […]

The Week with… Light and Lanterns

November 24, 2011 by · No comments

Photo: Asia_Joanna Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Chinese Proverb Photo: tallkev A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways – by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul. […]

Artist of the Week – Ernst Arnold Bauer

November 22, 2011 by · 1 comment

An interview with Ernst Arnold Bauer by AnnMarie Rudin Portrait of Bauer taken by Elisabeth Andrade While studying in a Bavarian town called Eichstätt, I must have walked past the windows of an art gallery at least four times each day, running errands and dashing to classes. The colorful personality of the room within always […]

The Unbearable Lightness

November 19, 2011 by · No comments

A Photo Essay by Nikolay Nikolov A photo essay provoked by the coldness, alienation, hypocrisy and the absurd monotonous rush of city life. I have been walking around the streets of Sofia (and not only) for several weeks to collect these ten images.

Thimbleberry Jam

November 14, 2011 by · No comments

Kenneth Pobo Photo: angelandspot I spread it thick on toast, pour coffee, almost ready to face crabby tourists, grabby fishermen, snowmobilers who blurt “Wanna take a ride?” Later, for dinner, probably alone, a Yooper pasty, venison’s better than beef, though mom says the chicken’s best. And

Tim O’Brien and I – “The Things They Carried”

November 14, 2011 by · No comments

Jasmina Tacheva Photo: Pioneer Library System Tim O’Brien (born October 1, 1946 in Minnesota) is an American novelist who often writes about his experiences in the Vietnam War and the impact the war had on the American servicemen who fought there. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Playboy, […]

White Rose – the Price of Freedom

November 11, 2011 by · 1 comment

Jasmina Tacheva Photo: Harley~Quinn Sophie Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a member of the White Rose non-violent resistance movement during the Nazi regime in Germany. She was arrested on 18 February 1943, convicted of treason four days later, and executed by guillotine a few hours after that. I’ve been thinking of […]

The Week with… Storm and Democracy

November 7, 2011 by · No comments

Photo: LiebeDich. Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles. Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924) Photo: powazny Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)

From: “2011 Halloween” – Continued

November 7, 2011 by · No comments

by Mario Kronenberg Photo: doug88888 October 2 – Sunday, New York “Every beginning is difficult” On the day when in 1789 George Washington sent the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification, the “British Airways” plane from London had a minimum of delay – instead of 11:35 as […]

From: “2011 Halloween”

November 1, 2011 by · No comments

by Mario Kronenberg Dedicated to my mother Photo: CubaGallery “We think, that we live and think, that we die. There is no life or death – everything in this world is just an illusion ” Buddha “The events described in this book, with the exception of places and historical facts, are fiction and any resemblance […]

Halloween in a Nutshell

November 1, 2011 by · No comments

Photo: Curtis Lenihan People from a built environment travel into a relatively natural environment, return with a physical embodiment of that environment, and display it as part of their built environment. We can see here a dichotomy of rural and urban, natural and built, and, ultimately, of nature versus culture. Bringing the pumpkins and the […]