life of pi
It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the culture of South Asian immigrants that both ambition and identity do a similar dance, often with greater intensity, and is among the latest variations on a familiar American story.
"I like hitting him in the face," the trainer says. The trainer is Michael Hackenberger, co-owner of the Bowmanville Zoo
Just as there are good and bad adult novels, there are good and bad YA novels. To snidely pan the entire YA genre as being an embarrassment for any adult to enjoy is both small-minded and myopic.
A first impression goes a long way. That's true with people, and I think it's also true with books. When I'm choosing a new book, once I get past the title and the author, it's the first line--or first few lines--that make the decision for me.
Anyone who has ever been to India doesn't need me to explain the incredible, mystical vibe of this great country. But to those who have yet to journey there and experience its beauty, its undeniable magnetism, its incredible culture and its depth of spirituality, I suggest watching an Irrfan Khan film.
Like the boy in Life of Pi, the Los Angeles visual effects worker has been stranded at sea, unaware of which direction will most likely lead to shore. The loss of film jobs in LA isn't something new. In fact, visual effects are just the last to leave.
The Life of Pi, as a movie, is ultimately more optimistic, I am guessing, than Ang Lee himself. I am guessing that he worries about the future of his Chinese civilization that found a home on Taiwan. The Life of Pi ends in India. The future of Taiwan, Ang Lee's erstwhile home, is not so certain.
However, panelists also acknowledged the difficulty of achieving either goal. Pi Day - a multi-city international meeting
In the digitally (or otherwise) enhanced narrative, even the foibles and faults contribute towards the endgame as the leader gets to goal. Unfortunately, outside the movie-house, we have to contend with the most spectacular of our leaders who inexplicably fail us in spectacular ways.
Now we should consider exotic and venomous snakes and the like. Unpleasant boat-fellows, there can be little disagreement