Some works of art effortlessly draw the core of their subject to surface. William Blake, the great predecessor to the Romantics, understood this well. Whether in a lyrical, allegorical poem like "The Echoing Green" or in the almost futuristic engravings for "The Book of Urizen," he exemplified the ar
Adopted into a family of Pentecostal Evangelists, Jeanette Winterson grew up in a fervently religious home. She was raised to believe that she "belonged to God and had been chosen by God, and because God was empowering her, she could do anything."
From the age of eight she began writing and deliv
Sen Yen is the standard monetary measurement in Japan. That's 1,000 smackaroos --about ten dollars -- or an all-you-can eat platter of lunchtime sushi if you're living in Tokyo with a limited budget. If you look closely at the face of the bill that might pay for tomorrow's buffet, you will see a pict