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The Sex Lives of Cannibals

Written by J. Maarten Troost and subtitled “Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific”, this is one of the funnier books I have read lately. I’m talking laugh-out-loud funny. Broken into a number of chapters (with titles like “Chapter 4 — In which the author finally sets foot on Distant Tarawa [the island where the author goes], where he is led by ... Read More »

Sadly Funny

Just found in a books chainstore a heavily discounted beautiful book – red hardcover, excellent paper, jacket – a pleasure to hold and behold: Mark Twain’s “A Tramp Abroad”. I’m still at the beginning yet already reading Twain’s humorous description of the German students’ spartan corps code and their insane dueling, one stops smiling. A root, unstroken. >”…It was considered ... Read More »

Bilbao. James Rosenquist. Rings a bell?

1. 1983 In the beginning, when HILAI wasn’t even a seed, just an idea burning in my bones, I met in NYC with the Director of The New Israel Fund. I was told right away that first of all I must create a non-profit organization. Never heard of such a creature. The only ones in Israel at that time, almost ... Read More »

Caribana

Even though the largest Caribbean festival in North America takes place right under my nose, I've never really participated in Caribana until this past weekend. I'm glad I did! Read More »

Bangkok’s New Underground Train

Plenty of head-space for travellers from foreign countries and rows of seats running lengthways so that if you do snag a seat you will be facing the person across from you. I approve of this choice as the odds are good that a Thai tart in a short skirt will be sitting on the opposite side. Read More »

The Secret Life of Lobsters

The Secret Life of Lobsters is not one of those Victorian Gentlemen’s Entertainments, though it has a lot of bullying, fight clubs, sex, violence, home invasions, pissing contests, extreme nudity, pilgrimages, super-heroes, robots and alien autopsies. And that’s just the lobsters. The Secret Life of Lobsters is much more than about lobsters, the book, written by Trevor Corson, is as ... Read More »