Browsing Month January, 2003

“Land,” by Pitchaya from Konundrum.

;Jersey City is a town of ghosts. It is a shanty town of old ideas and dreams. It is an opportunistic spurt that grew like a stalagmite, a deposit from the seeping drip of commerce across the river.

Not a Roi de Gallette

Many of the Catholic peoples of the world, and some of the orthodox non-Catholic Christians, celebrate Three Kings day with the gimmick of a tiny doll baked into a sweet cake. The participant who finds the doll in a slice is the king or queen, and are permitted to pick their opposite number, and then more…

The amount of tea consumed in Shanghai has

The amount of tea consumed in Shanghai has quadrupled to two pounds per person since 1992. There are more than 3000 tea cafés in the city, and 25 Starbucks.

Seijin No Hi or “Coming of Age Day”

Seijin No Hi or “Coming of Age Day” is a Japanese celebration in which the approximately 1.52 million people who reached the age of 20 during the previous year are welcomed into the ranks of adults.

80.4 million dollars were spent lobbying in New York state in 2001.

“An unacceptable helplessness,” by Edward Said, from Cairo’s

;Technology, modernisation and certainly globalisation are not the answer for what threatens us as a people now. We have in our tradition an entire body of secular and religious discourse that treats of beginnings and endings, of life and death, of love and anger, of society and history. This is there, but no voice, no more…

67 percent of Nor

67 percent of Norwegians are in favor of their country joining the European Union.

11 is the rank of New York City on the l

11 is the rank of New York City on the list of most expensive places to live.

Around 5000 pieces of mail were sent las

Around 5000 pieces of mail were sent last summer to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station by people looking to get a South Pole postmark on an envelope.

“What I’ve learned to look for in a girl from all the wrong ones…” from

;If a girl’s native language isn’t one you understand, and none of her social circles speak English, you’ll understand how boring it can get being an arm trophy.