A Reading in New York

By Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Harruna Attah, Managing Editor of The Accra Daily Mail, Ghana

This article first appeared in The Accra Daily Mail

The arts, it is said, enhance what science makes possible. Those societies that have found the right mix between science and the arts also somehow manage to get the development equation right. It certainly sounds like a cliché but any society that is made up of only science breeds automatons and when only the arts dominate, romantics take over… It’s almost like Kwegir Aggrey’s axiom of the black and white keys of the piano: Both are needed to create harmony.

Two editions ago of The Accra Mail I reported on Vice …

NYC | June 12, 2011: The Salon celebrates 9 years!

Break out the champagne! This month, Sunday Salon will celebrate 9 years of literary love. Since 2002, we’ve welcomed to the stage over 360 fantastic writers from near and far, and we’re going to, as the fabulous M. Jackson put it, “Keep on with the force don’t stop!” Join us in welcoming four more literary powerhouses and a special musical guest. Let’s celebrate! At Jimmys 43, 7pm.

Justin Taylor is the author of the novel, The Gospel of Anarchy, and the story collection, Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever. Both books were New York Times Editor’s Choice selections. With …