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The City and the Writer: In Santa Cruz with Micah Perks

by Nathalie Handal, July 2, 2014

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities   Can you describe the mood of Santa Cruz as you feel/see it? Santa Cruz…...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In New York City with Camille Rankine

by Nathalie Handal, November 19, 2012

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Special City Series / New York City 2012 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Can you describe the mood of New York…...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Santiago de Chile with Idra Novey

by Nathalie Handal, July 5, 2012

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                                                                        …...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In London with Hisham Matar

by Nathalie Handal, April 26, 2012

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Special City Series / London   If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                              …...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Florence with Elisa Biagini

by Nathalie Handal, March 23, 2012

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                                    …...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Minsk with Valzhyna Mort

by Nathalie Handal, February 15, 2012

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Can you describe the mood of Minsk as you feel/see it? Minsk is not a city of moods.…...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In London with Esther Freud

by Nathalie Handal, December 28, 2011

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Special City Series/London If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                              …...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Kabul with Bashir Sakharwaz

by Nathalie Handal, December 1, 2011

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities   Can you describe the mood of Kabul as you feel/see it? Kabul…...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Dubai with Nujoom Al-Ghanim

by Nathalie Handal, November 1, 2011

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Can you describe the mood of Dubai as you feel/see it? Today, Dubai is a very busy…...read more »

Category: Interviews

The City and the Writer: In Portland with Flávia Rocha

by Nathalie Handal, September 29, 2011

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                                                                      …...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Athens with Dimitris Athinakis

by Nathalie Handal, June 21, 2011

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                                                              …...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Copenhagen with Niels Hav

by Nathalie Handal, April 28, 2011

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                               —Italo…...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Brooklyn with Tina Chang

by Nathalie Handal, March 21, 2011

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Special City Series / New York City 2011 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                    …...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Manhattan with Lorraine Adams

by Nathalie Handal, March 11, 2011

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Special City Series/New York City 2011 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities   1. Can you describe the mood of Manhattan…...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Staten Island with Vasyl Makhno

by Nathalie Handal, March 3, 2011

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Special City Series / New York City 2011 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.—Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities   1. Can you describe the mood of Staten…...read more »

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The City and the Writer Introduces Specials

by Nathalie Handal, February 24, 2011

The idea of adding a Specials component to The City and the Writer came while I was in Berlin this past winter 2010. Some cities seduce and intrigue so profoundly that you can’t refrain from wanting more. To touch its mysteries, get lost in its stories, architecture, and forgotten corners. I wanted…...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In the Bronx with Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

by Nathalie Handal, February 24, 2011

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Part of the Special City Series / New York City 2011 If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities 1.  Can you describe the…...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Washington, D.C. with E. Ethelbert Miller

by Nathalie Handal, February 2, 2011

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                              …...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Damascus with Abed Ismael

by Nathalie Handal, January 21, 2011

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                       …...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Los Angeles with Dorothy Barresi

by Nathalie Handal, December 23, 2010

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                              …...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In London with Owen Hatherley

by Nathalie Handal, November 17, 2010

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Special City Series/London If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                      …...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Bogotá with Gonzalo Márquez Cristo

by Nathalie Handal, October 18, 2010

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Can you describe the mood of Bogotá as you feel/see it? I have always believed…...read more »

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The City and the Writer: In Antwerp with Ramsey Nasr

by Nathalie Handal, September 24, 2010

  If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                              …...read more »

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New Blog Series: Nathalie Handal’s “The City and the Writer”

by Nathalie Handal, September 22, 2010

I have a passion for cities, their irresistible unrest, the way they make you feel unsettled yet welcomed. I also have a passion for books. And, as we all know, the two go hand-in-hand. It's hard not to think of Prague when one mentions Milan Kundera. Just as it's difficult when one mentions…...read more »