Remembering Bids and Bombs
I was in London when they won the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. I remember it vividly – well, it’s hard to forget Brits losing their cool and jumping into fountains fully-clothed. The delight was infectious. I have not often seen that city express its mood quite so robustly – quite so overtly. People…
Mind Adventures Theatre Co., Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Mind Adventures Theatre Company (founded in 1999) is an experimental English theatre company based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. They live by a mantra of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll and strive to make theatrically inventive, politically conscious theatre in the tropical heat of Sri Lanka – where corruption rules and the mangoes are…
DBC Pierre is perhaps best known as the writer of Vernon God Little – an astute and frighteningly accurate look at what makes America the country that it is – and besides, what makes it so endlessly fascinating, both in love and hate, to us – the rest of the world. Following the critical acclaim…
‘All Hail Sauron’ reads a placard at a protest outside London’s hot new building, The Shard. The Shard is now Europe’s tallest building. Read more about the UK’s latest and most ridiculous show of penis-power here.
Maurice Sendak and the Power of a Good Story
When I heard yesterday that Maurice Sendak, author of what has lately become a legend of sorts in the genre of children’s literature, Where the Wild Things Are, had passed away at the age of 83, I felt very sad. I tried to explain it to my friend, who had been the bearer of the…