All posts by Alex Walsh


Red Rosa: A Revolutionary Biography

“It is in the tiny struggles of individual people that the great movements of history are most truly revealed.” -Rosa Luxemburg Born in Poland in 1871, Rosa Luxemburg faced, in the words of Vivian Gornick, a “triple historical whammy”: she was a woman, she was Jewish, and she had a...

Tiny Homes: The Ultimate Downsize

Once upon a time, everyone wanted a big house. My mom, who grew up in the seventies and early eighties, says property was a status symbol for her generation, a way to show off wealth. Today, though, priorities are changing. While many still want large houses, recent generations face new...

Found in Translation

Translation is important. Most, I think, would agree. It gives us a way to learn about other cultures, and to share our own. Without translation, we would be restricted to our small, monolingual part of the world. But I think most also believe that translated works, while useful, are only...