“Too much, over the years has gone to too few. Inequality in America threatens to destabilize society.”
— No joke, this statement, coming as it does from Lloyd Blankfein, CEO, Goldman Sachs.

I’ve always wondered what a fat French would look like. Above is the picture of a French family enjoying a day at the beach in Berck, in Northern France. 

“Ever seen a bullet-smashed windscreen? The hole at the center throws a sharp clean web around itself and becomes crowded with tiny crystals. That’s the metaphor for my world, this city: broken, beautiful, and born of tremendous violence.”
— Opening sentences in the Prologue to Pakistani writer Bilal Tanweer’s new novel, The Scatter Here Is Too Great.
Cover of Karachi-based, Harvard-educated (School of Education), Pakistani writer, Bina Shah’s 2010 novel, Slum Child.

Cover of Karachi-based, Harvard-educated (School of Education), Pakistani writer, Bina Shah’s 2010 novel, Slum Child.

The haunting “Nighthawks”. Happy birthday, Edward Hopper. Expectedly, no commemoration on the part of Google Doodle, the 21st century’s arch collective commemorator.