Last night a group of actors gathered in the classroom of screenwriter Henry Griffin at the University of New Orleans to read David Dubos’s script for… 653 more words
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I have been thinking about why I like old books recently; those eternal masterpieces of language and ideas from decades or centuries past.
It could be that I am a snob and a booker wanker, but I do remember reading ‘Norwegian Wood’ by Haruki Murakami in 2007 when I came across a great passage about why one of the characters only reads books by authors who have been dead for 30 years: 679 more words
It is painfully clear that a new wave of anti-Semitism is rising once again in Germany. But in reading of the demonstrations fueled by such virulent hate, I am struck by how my visit to Germany this summer taught me about devotion to humanity in all its diversity. 1,276 more words