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I am here to report that the struggle as we know it has gone off the rails. Over the past month, in the absence of a social life due to the pandemic, I have spent countless hours on the live audio chat app Clubhouse with mostly Black people talking about…


In an article for Reason magazine, John McWhorter, a black linguist and commentator, decries what he calls the new religion of anti-racism, which casts all white people as sinners and all people of color as sage and noble victims that must be listened to and deferred to. In this paradigm…


“Que emoção estar de volta.” Eu penso comigo mesmo enquanto saio rapidamente do aeroporto para o calor abafado da manhã e entro em um Uber esperando. Me sinto como um veterano nisso tudo. É a minha terceira vez no Brasil e a segunda na cidade de Recife, Pernambuco: vim aqui…


Leia esta historia em português.

“It is so good to be back.” I think to myself as I stride briskly out of the airport into the sultry early morning heat and duck into a waiting Uber. I feel like an old hand at this. It is my third time in…


This article is part of a series. You can read Part 1, where I describe the delights of Dakar and the memorable characters I meet as I explore it, and Part 2, where I get swindled and have a horrible misadventure trying to get in and out of the desert.


“Bismillahi,” the Indian woman exhales, breathing heavily as she takes a step up the Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, the 160-foot bronze statue that has come to symbolize the city of Dakar, capital of the West African nation of Senegal. At least I think she’s Indian. “Bissmilahi,” she repeats, taking…


PROLOGUE: RUSSKIY SAMOLET

A voice came on the flight PA system. First, a string of words in rapid Russian. And then, the same voice speaking English in a Russian accent. “Ladies and gentlemen, your flight has been cancelled for personal reasons”. I heard an American-accented voice a few rows behind me voice an…


Esta é uma longa história sobre viajar. Viajando em muitos sentidos da palavra. Viajar e aprender. Primeiro através do país muito real do Brasil, e depois pelo país fictício de Wakanda, e como adquiri uma consciência que não me deixou desde então.

Eu fiz uma traduccao Em primeiro lugar, apresentações…


This is a long story about travelling. Travelling in many senses of the word. Travelling and learning. First through the very real country of Brazil, and then through the very fictional country of Wakanda, and how I acquired a consciousness that has not let go of me ever since.

First…

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