Cork, Ireland: The Place of Literature in a City Rising

While Cork, Ireland is a city transformed by globalization and gentrification, it's literary figures still reinforce the city's distinct feel.

Drinking with the Ghost: Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen in Portugal

On a recent trip to Porto, Portugal Katie Orphan reads and reflects on Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen's collection of short stories, "Exemplary Tales."

Alternative Berlin

By Alex Cocotas I first visited Berlin in March 2008. The highlight of my trip was the Alternative Berlin Tour. …

Are Literary Festivals the New Coffeehouses?

By Justin Lancy This weekend, the 13th annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival gets underway — bringing together a mix …

Berlin Scenes

By Alex Cocotas Berlin is a waiting room. Last week we went to a dinner party. There were Syrians, Israelis, …