In Peru, where it's hard to get a book contract, young writers put on wrestling masks and duke it out in the ring. But instead of wrestling, they're writing short stories, in front of an audience - on a clock.
Cocktail fans, think fast: what do you need to make the perfect pisco sour? Egg whites, lime, simple sugar and bitters, for sure. But most important of all is the pisco, a spirit that many Peruvians call their national drink.
People across the globe are watching to see if there's ultimately a resolution to this US government shutdown. And what they're saying — and hearing — isn't great. Many folks around the globe say the shutdown looks crazy. It looks silly. It looks like lawmakers are arguing about something that doesn't entirely matter.
One novel that's appearing on several "best of" lists for 2013 is author Daniel Alarcón's “At Night We Walk in Circles.” Recently, he put together a soundtrack to go with his novel for Powell’s Books in Portland. Here's what Alarcón put together as a playlist for his new book.
Who would see promise in a bankrupt Detroit and invest in an infamous factory abandoned 60 years ago? A Spanish developer who lost everything in 2008 and proved he could rebuild himself and a city, in Peru.