Book Review: Human Acts by Han Kang

Translated literature offers an opportunity rarely seen in American literature. We know America, we grew up here, we reflect — if not create — its culture. Books from other countries allow us to go someplace that is, by definition, alien. They can immerse us in the country’s culture and let us see life from a […]

What do you mean you lost Grandma???

Yesterday’s local daily carried what is undoubtedly the most intriguing classified ad of the year:

Granted, it doesn’t say whether the urn was empty but would you open it to find out? If it contains ashes, you gotta wonder how long it took someone to notice grandma, grandpa or whomever wasn’t in the car […]