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September 2003 • 7,074 words • Reportage & Criticism
I was walking in the mountains of western Bhutan, with a guide and two muleteers, along the high path that leads from Thimphu to Paro, from the capital of this pocket-sized Himalayan state to its only airport.
15 September 1989 • 3,400 words • Reportage & Criticism
At a time when the worlds of Islam press with special intensity on the political awareness of the West, the works of an American writer… more»
22 June, 2016 • 352 words • Translations
Atheists who’ve seen miracles, as I have done Know that where God is not, the gods … more»
31 July 1998 • 6,547 words • Reportage & Criticism
In 1997 I received an irresistible summons from Rio de Janeiro. A Rio samba school, União da Ilha do Governador, one of fourteen in the… more»
6 July 1996 • 1,205 words • City of Words
I was a child shaman, si, señor, a teenage Toltec sorcerer. Back in the 1970s, with others of my tribe, scatterlings of the hippie generation, I turned for enlightenment—for escape… more»
June 1996 • 762 words • City of Words
The outfit that terms itself, with a certain grandiloquence, the Millennium Commission—a quangolette that launders money from the National Lottery—has been having a hard time… more»
15 February 1999 • 1,057 words • City of Words
I’m drunk and you’re insane / Who’s going to lead us home? It’s good to know, if you’ve been drinking, that a mystical poet is there… more»
June 1996 • 1,037 words • City of Words
In the dry forests of the northern hemisphere it is the burning season. In New Mexico and Arizona, in India and Mongolia, wild fires consume… more»
19 January 1998 • 794 words • City of Words
Drumming and chanting and beating of gongs. A loud noise in the early… more»
26 June 1996 • 1,100 words • City of Words
Here’s a 1990s shopping saga from Thailand, a tale of disks and amulets, commercial piracy and power-knowledge. The Thai capital holds diverse attractions for visitors.… more»
In April 2016, seventeen chiefs from different parts of South Sudan gathered in Kuron Holy Trinity Peace Village, in Eastern Equatoria, to discuss the role of customary authority in... more»
An item in the Times Literary Supplement of 23 June, apropos a poetry anthology called Capitals, states that...
Born 27 May 1952; died 17 September 2016
Last month in Yirol I bought a heifer—a brindled two-year old, not yet in calf....
A Norman castle in the north-east of...
Learning from stone, lesson one: To see...
In the music business many have been called kings: Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, kings...
Edward Carpenter’s visionary sexual radicalism