Part I: The most-famous piece in the Louvre is the Mona Lisa. The second-most famous piece can be viewed free of charge, without even entering the museum. It is the massive glass and steel pyramid on top of the lobby of the Louvre complex that rises out of the ground like a sword of modernity … Continue reading Paris, Above and Below
If you read it all the way through and comprehend any of it, let Ohio State know and maybe they'll pay you to go to Mexico too.
Nestled in between a half dozen green mountains and on the edge of the huge Lacandon Jungle, it feels like the last city on earth.
Partially adapted from an email written to a dear friend about a seminar at CIDECI, an institute of higher education and center of Zapatismo thought. Most people will not enjoy this post as much as the others, but I am storing this memory here since I don't trust Microsoft Outlook. Also, I quite like writing … Continue reading Some Dream Material
On Sunday, Mexico is having its elections. Since the inception of this trip, people have been intoning darkly about this. “Things should be fine, I don’t think anything will happen,” said a nice person trying not to scare me but sounding . “You should try to be out of the country for a few days … Continue reading Fieldnotes from the Locura
Mexico City is hard to do in a week. Take out the first and last days of negotiating travel to and from the airport, plus one more day to orient yourself, and an additional two bedridden days of Montezuma’s revenge, and you effectively are left with a three-day weekend. Everywhere I went, I wished … Continue reading Scattered observations of Mexico City
Sorry for not writing three times a week. I’ll write ten times this week to make up the deficit. I’m going to write something longer about this particular subject: release date and medium TBD The late Eduardo Galeano famously wrote, “I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead, 'A pretty … Continue reading Terremoto