Roberto Saviano in NYC

Roberto Saviano, author of the best selling book Gomorrah, spoke last Thursday at the Festival of International Literature in NYC. Gomorrah, a chilling account of the Camorra’s deep connections with the “legal” Italian economy, sold more one million copy in Italy and has been translated in 33 languages. Alexander Stille, professor at Columbia University and…

Can Dance a Little

Do you feel discouraged? Do you think that your life is a failure? Are you ready to give up? Some people buy motivational books and read motivational quotes when they feel demoralized. I’m glad they can find solace in those books and quotes. I can’t. I’ve always found motivational stuff depressing and unhelpful, but I’ve…

Blade Runner’s Memories

[Spoilers alert: Don’t read this if you’ve never seen Blade Runner but you are planning to] Husband seems to believe that watching the same movie over and over again is fun. He likes how old movies feel familiar–you’ve learned all the lines by hearth and known exactly what to expect. They become part of you,…