Animal City: lessons from the animal kingdom, deep in the heart of a metropolis

Two or three weeks ago, I went to the London Review Bookshop to see the Devon-based poet Alice Oswald. She was in conversation with Bernard Schwartz who produces 92Y's Reading Series as Director of its Unterberg Poetry Center: "For nearly 80 years, New York's 92nd Street Y has been a home to the voices of … Continue reading Animal City: lessons from the animal kingdom, deep in the heart of a metropolis

Art Imitating Life: tourism starts acting up in Palestine

I've had a few conversations with friends about how great it would be if more tourists found their way to Palestine: an old land full of ancient places with familiar names; rotund olive trees grown wonderfully¬†gnarled with time; and fabulously warm hospitality. Sadly, though, Palestine isn't normally associated with these things,¬†and the culture is seen … Continue reading Art Imitating Life: tourism starts acting up in Palestine