Lary Wallace is features editor of Bangkok Post: The Magazine. He has written for the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Paris Review Daily, The Library of America Reader’s Almanac, and others.
Meaning and the good life
Indifference is a power
As legions of warriors and prisoners can attest, Stoicism is not grim resolve but a way to wrest happiness from adversity
Dance and theatre
The comic’s quandary
Does heckling let the real comedian stand up and shine, or does it trample a punchline and mangle a routine?
Now THAT was music
One grim day (when youth is over) you find that new music gets on your nerves. But why do our musical tastes freeze over?
Touching the sky
At their best, daredevils rival philosophers and mystics in their exploration of human mortality and spirit