Recently a sensational story was making tracks on the internet: a Russian researcher on a long stay in Antarctica stabbed a colleague because he was giving away the endings to books. Turns out, this version of events may not be completely accurate, but it reminds me of Gotham’s tagline: Stories. Everywhere. (You can see it here, on our Winter brochure.)
There’s a story everywhere you look, and everyone has a right to tell his or her story. That’s really what Gotham is all about.
That brochure cover has me thinking about snow, in stories. Continue reading “Scenes of Winter”
Oh, the drama we’re seeing on our national stage these days! Power, prejudice, rage, sexual assault, duplicity, espionage, wild fires, hurricanes, bombs, shootings, a country cleft in twain. I’d like to see what Shakespeare or John le Carré or Octavia Butler could do with it.
If you’re a citizen of the U.S., please vote on Tuesday, November 6. Add your voice to the making of history. Continue reading “The Spirit-Stirring Drum”
Today at Gotham, we had a lengthy morning discussion about sneezes, and how different people, and different cultures, handle sneezing. Generally, people say “bless you,” as you probably know, but in places like Japan, there isn’t a lot of blessing going around post-sneeze. It’s a cultural thing. Continue reading “How to handle, or not handle, a sneeze”