Ian Buruma’s memoir, “A Tokyo Romance,” recaptures his youthful experiences in the avant-garde film and theater world of the postwar city.
No other book has captured the need for displacement as Questions of Travel does.
How conflating ‘ideal’ and ‘average’ spawned flawed concepts of identity.
To what extent is information about an unpreventable genetic disease that has not yet caused any symptoms a gift and to what extent is it a burden?
For those who are being bullied, the key thing for them to remember is that bullying is not a show of strength but a show of weakness on the bully’s part.
If you can give language to experiences previously starved for it, you can make the world a better place.
To be a responsible world citizen, you need to understand how wide and beautiful the world is, and how many kinds of both pain and great joy it contains.
Not a day goes by that I don’t have unsolicited correspondence from someone who is depressed and needs help, or from someone who is gay and suffering for it.
We need new words for new kinds of relatedness, ones that don’t simply hark back to traditional roles