'Life Of Pi' Author's New Book Asks What Happened : NPR :: How are we going to talk about what happened to us one day when it's over? That question is at the heart of Beatrice and Virgil. Liane Hansen interviews Martel about his first novel since the Man Booker Prize-winning Life of Pi. (text & audio)
Okapi at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo : "To people of the DRC, the okapi is a very special animal. It is now the symbol of conservation for the country. People who live near okapi respect them because of their elegant appearance and elusive ways. To these people, okapi represent the purity of the forest because okapi inhabit the deepest parts of it which have been undisturbed by humans."
Ringelblum Milk Can EXERPTED: Today I want to talk about other addresses in the ghetto. And other
acts of resistance. Namely, the buildings at Nowolipki
68 and Swietojerski 34. Buried under these buildings was another
form of Molotov cocktail, another type of weapon. The weapon of words. Their
power is ultimately indestructible, for such is the power of truth. ==MORE== Led by historian EmanuelRingelblum, the project to document life in
the ghetto was called Oneg Shabbat, Sabbath Joy. The buried archive included
copies of the underground press, ration cards, letters, poetry, theater
posters, ===MORE=== Ringelblum took great care to ensure the archive’s secrecy. When word of
the mass deportations began in July 1942, he asked Israel Lichtenstein to bury
it. Licthenstein recruited help, including 19 year old David Graber who penned
this message: “What we were unable to cry and shriek
out to the world we buried in the ground… I would love to see the moment
in which the great treasure will be dug up and scream the truth at the world.
So the world may know all. …