Good Reads Vol. 1

Here’s what I’m reading these days The Tiny London Shop Behind Some of the Very Best Libraries Put yourself in the hands of the staff at the London bookstore Heywood Hill, who promise to go to the ends of the earth to hunt down the books you need — the rare, the old and the […]

Storytelling…

Storytelling is how we’re moved to take care of each other when we recognize how extremely thin the veneer of civilization we cherish is, and how very hard it is to keep that veneer from shredding in the wind. –Barry Lopez; Poets & Writers Live; October 17, 2015; Portland, Oregon

In Botswana Where the Queens Rule

Even though Botswana has a thriving metal scene, it’s the boys who get most of the attention. But one photographer wants to change that… South African photographer Paul Shiakallis has produced a series of photos, “Leathered Skins, Unchained Hearts”, of the “queens” of Botswana’s heavy metal subculture, called “Marok,” which translates to “rocker” in Setswana. […]