Lin raves about the ROM special exhibit Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India ( The exhibit features beautiful artifacts and opportunities for interactivity and learning about India’s rich history through one of its former kingdoms, Jodhpur.

Margrit recommends the short story collection Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah ( that mixes speculative fiction with elements from popular TV shows to showcase pressing issues in contemporary US society and the world. Consumerism, racism, and violence all loom large in these short stories that manage to eschew hopelessness.

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