On one of his trips as a traveling salesman to support his writing career, Sunil Yapa’s laptop was stolen from his hotel room in Chicago. It contained the complete, 600-page manuscript of his first novel.
Thousands have marched in Black Lives Matter protests across the U.S. while “Alright” by rapper Kendrick Lamar has played triumphantly in the background — the unequivocal protest song for the movement.
Two parallel worlds spin on the axis of historic El Paso. In his latest novel, Winston Groom, celebrated author of “Forrest Gump,” explores the collision that occurs when the inhabitants of these worlds come together.
Since starting to write at 6 years old, award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye has published over 30 books of poetry and prose, traveled the world and served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
The sun beamed down on worshipers of many diverse religions as they gathered around the shrine of an ‘Alid as an equal community, inspiring one archaeologist to devote years of her life to show this peaceful side of the Middle East.