Monthly Archives: Ocak 2015

WRITING & READING, DEMOCRACY & DESPOTISM

Originally posted on Pandaemonium:
Two writers, two talks, two beautifully-expressed arguments about the writer and his or her responsibilities, to the reader, to the craft, to the world. The first is a talk that Philip Pullman gave at the World…

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Editors’ Picks of the Year: Notable Reads on WordPress.com

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
Our editors dove into the archives to resurface top posts published on WordPress.com this year, from personal essays to comics, and photography to fiction. Here’s a glimpse of what you published — and…

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So You Want to Be a Storyteller?

Originally posted on Sam S. Mullins: a blog about anything:
Really? Even if people won’t want to date you ever again for fear that you’ll one day talk about them on stage? You’re sure? Okay. Welcome aboard. Here’s a cheap glass of…

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Love and hypocrisy in Iran

Originally posted on dianadarke:
In Iran, they say, there are two books in every household  – the Koran and Hafez. One is read, the other is not. To understand this joke you need do no more than join the millions…

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Will “protected cultural zones” save heritage sites in Syria?

Originally posted on Gates of Nineveh: An Experiment in Blogging Assyriology:
Earlier this month UNESCO held a major conference in Paris on cultural heritage destruction in Iraq and Syria. Headlining remarks by UNESCO director Irina Bokova emphasized that there is…

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