Kane Ryan of Dirty Wall Project pays tribute to Ashley, who by his single-minded devotion to the people of Mumbai’s Saki Naka slum, has transformed an entire community for the better.
Archives for May 2011
Writer, photographer and runner Michael Lebowitz writes a letter to his editor to try and explain where the words have gone. In an act of faith (and perhaps as an incentive to encourage him to keep writing), his editor decides to publish the letter.
“Communities are built not just on close friendships and family relationships, but on the small, everyday social interactions that take place in public spaces,” writes Andrea K. Paterson. “I worry that these social interactions are going extinct and discuss why they are important to the fabric of community.”
Sometimes the most trivial of topics, such as what to do with leftover salad, can be symbolic of all the things that connect cultures, and separate them.
When a mysterious man with no legs was found on a beach in Nova Scotia, the locals took on the burden of caring for this stranger who seemed to come out of nowhere.
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show took place over the past weekend. Once more there are gardens for all pockets and tastes — and Julia McLean was there. Read on for inspiration and recipes.
A man and woman drive across the prairie to her father’s funeral, their grief reflected in the landscape around them.
The Tari Valley in the Papua New Guinea Highlands is the home of the Huli Wigmen, some of the best dressed tribesmen in PNG and consistent winners at the Coca Cola-sponsored Mt Hagen Show.
“It is unlikely that there will ever be an author who has captured my imagination as much as J.R.R. Tolkien,” says Joshua S. Hill, who explains why the works of Tolkien engage him like no other author.
Most people think that being an artist is just filled with fun and finger painting and that being a burlesque performer only requires eating copious amounts of bonbons while wearing pretty things. Rosie talks about the real stresses of creating a big project and balancing life as a mother, artist and business women.