Archive for August 2015

An Artist Talks About Iran

An Artist Talks About Iran
“Silence has its own voice for those who listen.” Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, tweeted me those words in November of 2014 after I published Iran: When a Voice is Silenced. At the last moment, the person I had lined up for the post pulled out, deciding it was too risky to speak with me. I ran... Read more »

Talking to President Obama (Sort of)

Talking to President Obama (Sort of)
A couple of weeks ago, the editor of this blog community suggested we all raise the bar and try to land the interview of our dreams. Immediately, I knew who I wanted to contact: President Obama. How great, I thought, to interview him as the voice of America for Talking to the World. To ask... Read more »

Post Republican Debate Cure: A Little Chopin and a Walk in the Woods

Post Republican Debate Cure: A Little Chopin and a Walk in the Woods
The nicest thing happened to me today. A friend in a coffee shop asked me why I haven’t posted lately. I told him about my busy summer, interruptions, and backlog of responses from interviewees. All true. He smiled and added, “I miss reading them.” There is no better motivation. This post comes on the day... Read more »
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