|Alan Pauls latest novel
- A recent study suggests that partaking in cultural activities can reduce inflammation and increase longevity. Plus it makes life more interesting, too, but that's just my opinion!
- Women of color are sorely underrepresented in Hollywood. What a surprise.
- Adam Thirwell in the New York Review of Books considers the fascinating work of Argentine writer Alan Pauls. Pauls frequently explores the ins and outs of contemporary politics in Argentina but through humane and interesting personal stories. I like his novel, The Past, and its exploration of collective memory. I've tried for a few years to get him at Blue Met... Pauls has a new translation of his 2013 novel with the simultaneously intriguing and blah title of A History of Money.
- Toronto is in the midst of their massive rehaul of their waterfront. Lots of $$, lots of hassle, but I have to say that the last time I was in Toronto, I was really amazed and impressed at how lively the waterfront has become where before it was like a shiny, glittery ghost town. Montreal keeps talking about something along these lines but so far, nada.
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