"Cities each have a kind of light," August Kleinzahler once wrote. Here, great authors evoke the light—and darkness—they find in the world’s cities.
One Venetian island is the stuff of campfire ghost stories—piles of dead bodies burned, hauntings by plague victims, and a home for the insane. And now, for a price, it can be yours.
Mike Loffler spent 15 months visiting 20 countries around the world. This video, meant to 'showcase the people, nature, and spirit of travel,' really makes you want to pick up and go.
Before she died, she was hailed as England’s greatest living writer, but she had a hard road getting there—at one point she even lived on a freezing, leaky barge.