Why do America's 1% care so little about the country's middle class? Investigative reporters Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele answer this way: Even after reducing American workers to a cheap labor pool, the growing middle classes of Brazil...
If you are a fan of the art produced by former Milwaukeean Waswo X. Waswo, there is much to glean at www.waswoxwaswo.blogspot.com.
Aptly titled "Notes from Afar," it details his major exhibit ("A Studio
in Rajasthan"), which opened in mid-January at the Palette Art Gallery
in New Delhi, India. I had to content myself with a catalog of the
various works in the show, but a recent e-mail revealed that he sold
"The Secret Life of Waswo X.Waswo," a boxed
In the course of robbing Yaakov Kanelsky’s apart ment in Brooklyn, N.Y., in July, Victor Marin, 20, accidentally left his wallet— which contained his ID, credit cards and photos—on the bed. After Kanelsky arrived home and called 911, Marin returned and knocked on the front door. From the hallway, he begged for his billfold...
A teacher at Yamata Elementary School in Yokohama, Japan, was disciplined in January following a report that she improperly punished her entire class because a few students would not come to order. Officials said she lined up all of her students and then proceeded to walk down the row, slapping each one in the face.
Since publishing his first novel, The Death of Vishnu, Manil Suri has joined the pantheon of Indian writers gaining widespread recognition for their English prose. The first of his books to use the Hindu trinity to explore the present-day realities of India, it was intended as part of a trilogy, albeit one that departs from the traditional format of continuous plot and characters.
“It’s rather like three panels of a triptych in the sense that there are these three faces of the Hindu trinity, Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma, and I was trying to distill the essence of each,” Suri says.