Category Archives: Art

Hip-Hop: Past, Present, and Future

This week I had the great pleasure and honor of sitting on a panel at Phillips Exeter about the past, present, and future of Hip-Hop. Erik Wade moderated the discussion; we were joined by Stephany Rose and John Daves. Beautiful … Continue reading

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An Interview with Samir Biscevic

  Today, a link to a wonderful recent “Chicago Talks” interview with my dear friend Samir Biščević, a Bosnian-American artist, now living in Chicago. Samir’s paintings have been exhibited recently to mark 20 years since the beginning of the siege … Continue reading

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Goran Simić, “Sleeping with Poetry”

Today, a gem: a dazzling, very short essay called “Sleeping with Poetry,” by Bosnian-Canadian poet Goran Simić. Every English class, everywhere, should read it — in my humble opinion. 🙂 An excerpt is below; click on the link above for … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

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A few more images from Sarajevo, in celebration of summer, in celebration of life…. All photographs by the author.

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Manscaping

Before Bosnia, I never cared much about flowers, about gardening, about weeding. Now I can’t stop. It’s all Zehra’s fault. She’s the one I sat with, in the tall, shelled apartment complex, drinking coffee, talking about color. Leaning out of … Continue reading

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Sarajevo, Olympic City

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During these Olympics, an homage to Sarajevo, home of the 1984 Winter Games. Photographs of the city from my recent trip, with dreams that the beloved city may host the games again, someday….

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Bosnia Flourishing

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The beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina can surprise someone visiting for the first time. These are the colors of life, of culture, of dignity and humanity, quietly reasserted after the genocidal war on Bosnia. When I look at these images, love overwhelms … Continue reading

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