At Koenji Station, Tengo boarded the Chuo Line inbound rapid-service train. The...– The first paragraph of Haruki Murakami’s “Town of Cats,” published in this week’s issue. (via newyorker)
Note: I’ll try to make sure that I don’t only post about my usual topic of “social good” on here, but it’ll be impossible to resist posting interesting things that relate to both media and current events. To prove my commitment to diversity of content the next post will be anime-related.
Celebrating Eid al-Fitr
guardian: Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images Muslims gather to pray at the start of the three-day feast Eid al-Fitr in Cairo, Egypt. More images from Eid celebrations across the globe in our gallery. One might think the surplus of images like this one of Muslims gathered in prayer a little intrusive. I wonder about this sometimes. The harmony and peace of it is just so beautiful...
I feel sorry to say I have no favorite place in Beijing. I have no intention of...– “Ai Weiwei on Beijing’s nightmare city.” Chinese activist-artist Ai Weiwei ( 艾未未 ) describes social misery in the capital of China in an article published two days ago through Newsweek. Ai had been imprisoned earlier in the year, and has been largely forbidden from communicating...