The exponential growth in international tourism seen in the context of European travel and tourism stretching back a millennium.
American essayist and novelist based in China since 1994. Writing philosophy: downmarket, big concept, provocative, discriminating, outrageous. Ballard, Beckett, Borges, Dick, Kafka, Hesse, Melville, Mishima, Sade are influences.
What happens to writing when it’s fed through the political correctness machine.
England was home to the first great school of classical chamber music, preceding the Viennese School of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven by two centuries.
Review of compelling historical novel and larger-than-life love story set during the Taiping Rebellion.
The ambiguous host/guest boundary in many Airbnb households makes for most inhospitable stays.
Photo essay of old Macau with nudes and choice literary quotations.
The rococoesque beauty of the American ghetto and the obese.