This week at Recommended Reading, PEN America offers an excerpt from Brazilian author Noemi Jaffe’s novel Írisz: as orquídeas, which is remarkable for many reasons, one of them being that this is so far the only opportunity to read part of the Portuguese-language novel in English translation....more
Posts Tagged: Hungary
Carnivorous Mexican squids, mysteriously leaving their home waters, have been attacking divers off the coast of San Diego. There is a parable here but I’m having trouble finding it.
Have you seen Todd Rundgren’s website? Why not? (requires flash, and maybe some illicit substances for full comprehension)
Marc Alcock has made a world map made entirely out of its representative countries postage stamps....more
Ten years ago today, Attila Ambrus (a.k.a. the “Whiskey Robber”), arguably the worst pro-hockey goalie in history, hastily twisted together a makeshift rope out of computer cables and bedsheets and escaped out a fourth story window of the Budapest City Jail....more