“Noemí,” my host father says to the empleada as they are both standing in the kitchen, “Can you make me a piece of toast with butter?” The first thing I ... read more
by Courtney Ng
01 Dec 2009
The bar is packed to the seams. Alison takes a beer from the bartender and we move toward the back. To our left, there are 16-year-old girls, drunk and rebellious ... read more
12 Jun 2007
The World Cup might be the globe’s most sensational sporting event (and how I mourned its completion yesterday, though not as much as I’d bewailed Germany’s semifinal exit at the hands of — ok, header of — Carlos “Giving a Bad Name to Curly Haired People Everywhere” Puyol), but the ... read more
12 Jul 2010
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