Monthly Archives: May 2008

What Obama is up against

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Woman lives in some guy’s closet for over a year

I noticed that the homeless situation had gotten worse in Japan: old men were sleeping in train stations. In fact, many people seemed a bit more desperate than they had the last time I was there. Others (much as I … Continue reading

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Knights in Satan’s Service?

Kiss and Condeleeza Rice.

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Wow

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Jetlagged

Wondering why I even bother. But THIS is great.

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In Chiba, outside of Tokyo

America is so boring. Been listening to this while riding the monorail in Chiba.

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Out of touch

PEN World voices was great: saw lots of writers I knew (and published in Guernica) and lots I’d never heard of and now hope to know and publish. But now, I’m heading out of town… Off to Japan on a … Continue reading

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Guernica’s second PEN World Voices event is tomorrow

It’s called “Leaving Home” and I’ll be introducing it. Austrian Cultural Forum: 11 East 52nd St. 5:30–6:30 p.m. With György Dragomán, Dinaw Mengestu, and Saša Stanišić; moderated by Irina Reyn Free and open to the public; reservations required. For reservations, … Continue reading

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