New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Most stories written about Africa focus on war and poverty, neglecting to show that Africa is a diverse continent with large cities and a growing middle class. Africa?s massive and expanding population is also diverse, so the stories in this book bring out that diversity by exploring complex themes and ideas. Random Walk: Modern African Stories presents six tales of adult fiction. The stories are independent and are set in different African towns and cities, including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, and Luanda. The story collection features Africans from all walks of life, and covers such themes as spiritualism, and HIV/AIDS and its socioeconomic impact. The book also surveys the issues of economic refugees, depression and other mental health issues, social networking, and love. These stories use fiction to create awareness about topical issues and could become an impetus to activism. Random Walk is entertaining with a healthy amount of humour. Today?s Africa is a compelling continent where modernity meets tradition, and prejudice and oppression meet freedom and equality.
Part memoir, part travelogue, The Enjoy Agenda takes readers from Rick Bailey’s one-stoplight town in Michigan farm country to Stratford, England, to the French Concession in Shanghai, the Adriatic coast of Italy, and to a small village in the Republic of San Marino. With his self-deprecating style, Bailey recalls the traumas of picture day in elementary school and lugging a guitar to the Cotswalds and back. He reflects on food safety in China, relives a dental emergency in Venice, and embarks on a quest for il formaggio del perdono (the cheese of forgiveness) in the hills above the Adriatic. Bailey, whose voice is a combination of Dave Barry and Rick Steves with just a soupçon of Montaigne, writes with humor and wit about how these experiences reflect the issues and conflicts of contemporary American life: environmental change, life in digital times, and the vicissitudes of arriving at ripe old age. Throughout The Enjoy Agenda Bailey asks, “Where am I and how did I get here?” a question less about geography than the difficulties and gifts of becoming a husband and ultimately a partner changed and improved by a very smart woman and challenged and delighted by a gradual but seismic culture shift.
Addictive, scandalous and glamorous new fiction series for sophisticated teens. London socialites Alice Rochester and Natalya Abbot are glamorous, sexy, spoilt and only sixteen. When they're not at their prestigious private school, St. Cecilias, just outside London (where they rub shoulders with the children of Europe's elite), they can be found partying in London's private members clubs or jetting off to the most sophisticated European cities. Alice and Tally have ruled, undisputed, at the top of St. Cecilias' social hierarchy since their arrival at the school three years ago. But now trouble is brewing; friendships with boys are getting complicated and sparking jealousies between the girls, and, to make matters worse, a thoroughly unwelcome American girl has just arrived.
"From famous frescos and family restaurants to meditative spots that soothe the soul, To Florence... reveals unsung treasures and fascinating cultural gems. ...intimate collection of "must-sees" is an indispensable guide...."-- Back cover.