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See the World Through the Eyes of the One Percent

Edward Steichen’s monumental 1955 exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The Family of Man, was in essence about inclusivity. The 503 photographs by 273 prominent and unknown artists included in the show were curated from two million images, depicting life at its various moments to create a bigger picture of the human experience. 523 more words

Writing in Paris (or Why I May Never Write Again)

That is a huge exaggeration. In a few more weeks, I’m sure I will be back to scribbling away. But I will admit that this month-long writing program in Paris has been a lot of work (the 100 degree weather hasn’t helped either), and I’m going to need a solid break from literary pursuits. 78 more words


Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed

 Edited by Megan Daum

ISBN 978-1-250-05293-3

“I picture my life without children as a hole dug in sand and then filled with water. Into every void rushes something. 819 more words


Serendipity: Calvino’s Ersilia

I have been reading Italo Calvino’s masterful Invisible Cities, inspired in equal part by Marco Polo’s Travels and the paintings of Giorgio di Chirico… 242 more words


The Saturday Read -Mark Vanhoenacker 'Skyfaring'

This week’s ‘Saturday Read’ is for all of you who keep your window sashes up on transcontinental flights. And for those of you who don’t, author and pilot, … 655 more words

The Saturday Read

Drawing's weight/lessness.

I read an interview given by the writer Geoff Dyer; in it he suggested that if all he had ever done was hang out the washing no one would have taken any notice of him and I am sure that is true. 70 more words


Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers On The Decision Not To Have Kids, ed. Meaghan Daum

I wrote this book review of Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers On The Decision Not To Have Kids, edited by Meaghan Daum, for Maclean’s Magazine, April 12, 2015. 362 more words