A visit to Porto with my son’s new family offers an opportunity to reflect on the changes in that city as a result of growing tourism in the past seven years.
Elections for the European Parliament take place this weekend, and in many of the EU countries, anti-democratic and neo-fascist parties are poised to increase their... Read More
A discussion of several new YA novels set in Russia and Eastern Europe during and after the fall of Communism. Is this a new trend?
The importance of reading, even if it means a writer is thrown off-course though admiration for books read.
While running errands on the Lower East Side a couple of weeks ago, I noticed a large Portuguese flag hanging from a building on Allen St. between Rivington and... Read More