Blitspostn, Vebzaytlekh, Veblogs: The Rise of Yiddish Online He's proudest of his site's Internatsyonaler Kalendar (International Calendar), which has become a central clearinghouse for Yiddish language and culture events worldwide. Spread far and wide, and accustomed to diaspora, Yiddish speakers and enthusiasts ... 02/26/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
Fox Pundit Says Obamacare Shouldn't Be Offered in Foreign Languages Dana Perino, the Fox News pundit who served as White House press secretary during the final inglorious days of the Bush administration, unleashed this pearl of wisdom on the world today: Offering Obamacare in 150 languages is absurd. If someone can't speak ... 09/30/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Mother 3 Fan Translators Offer Their Work To Nintendo For Free Mother 3, the Earthbound sequel that never made its way to the United States, was translated by fans. Those fans are now offering their translation to Nintendo for free. The translation was released in 2008, and it was completed over the course of many ... 04/20/2013 - 7:51 am | View Link
21 Afghan translators granted asylum in Norway 106 Afghans that have worked with the Norwegian forces in Afghanistan applied for protection last year. Only 21 applications were granted asylum in Norway, and all of them were translators. "After careful consideration, the ministry has concluded that 21 ... 02/27/2013 - 4:47 pm | View Link
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High culture "High culture" is a term, now used in a number of different ways in academic discourse, whose most common meaning is the set of cultural products, mainly in the arts ... 04/18/2014 - 10:28 pm | View Website
Cary Fowler | Speaker | TED.com Why you should listen. Tucked away under the snows of the Arctic Circle is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Sometimes called the doomsday vault, it's nothing less than ... 04/18/2014 - 5:34 pm | View Website
Fans of British author David Mitchell -- and they are indeed legion -- will be heartened to hear that his next novel, "The Bone Clocks," will be coming out in the United States from Random House on Sept.
Peter Matthiessen died of leukemia April 5, three days before publication of his curiously unfulfilling final novel. A complex man whose 86 years encompassed espionage, writing, naturalism and meditation, Mr. Matthiessen focused on big themes such as ecology, spirituality and identity. Emphatically not a writer of “entertainments,” he is the only person to have won the National Book Award in both fiction (“Shadow Country,” 2008) and nonfiction (“The Snow Leopard,” 1979).
Early this year, American photojournalist John Stanmeyer captured an image of African migrants near Djibouti City silhouetted by the moonlit waters of the Indian Ocean, with arms stretched to the heavens — cell phones in hand — in search of signal strength from nearby Somalia. It filled many of us with awe.