Archive for April, 2015

An Interview with Charlie Carroll

An Interview with Charlie Carroll
Inspired by a long-time obsession with Tibet, high school English teacher Charlie Carroll, took a sabbatical to explore the country of his dreams, contending with Chinese bureaucracy, struggling across harsh terrain and encountering breathtaking altitudes. At a teahouse on the border of China and Tibet, he met Lobsang, a Tibetan exile who crossed the Himalayas
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All the Wild That Remains

All the Wild That Remains
Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire resides on many an environmentalist’s bookshelf and Wallace Stegner is to many Westerners a hallowed name. However, David Gessner worries that Abbey’s dog-eared paperback may have collected its own desert of dust, and that most of us are long overdue for a trip to Big Rock Candy Mountain. In his dual
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In Montmartre

In Montmartre
Certain neighborhoods are forever linked with certain time periods and movements: Harlem with its literary renaissance in the 1920s, Haight-Ashbury with the hippie subculture in the 1960s and Montmartre with the birth of modernity in the early 1900s. In her new book, In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art, art historian Sue
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Kaleidoscope City

Kaleidoscope City
“Perhaps for all of us,” Piers Moore Ede begins his new book Kaleidoscope City, “there is a single country, and within that a single place, in which some essential element of the world is illuminated for the first time.” For Ede that place is Varanasi, a city in Northeast India he first visited at 25
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