Stories about Ideas from March, 2018
"But I’ve also become Dutch in more insidious ways."
"So much to praise and cherish forever as long as forever ever lasts." A celebrated Caribbean writer on three of his contemporaries.
"The sadness in my heart, like a mountain/The heart under your chest, like a stone."
On a careful reading of its character description you will notice that unlike its Olympic counterpart, the Paralympic mascot is not explicitly described as “athletic”.
"The indigenous people of the Caribbean, the landscape [...] and native myth were [...] given new meaning because of him. He changed the way Caribbean literature is written and read."
"Though tulips had no practical use and lacked fragrance and medicinal value, at the height of tulip mania investors sold their homes to purchase a single bulb. Sound familiar?"
Amid food shortages and rising crime, Venezuelans seek meaning in "The Hunger Games" and "The Walking Dead".
"As North Korean defectors have reported, there's a possibility that Kim Jong Un’s forces might employ kamikaze tactics if they see that their country cannot withstand attacks by the US."