Get inspired with articles and stories about our culture and society.

View by topic
Elizabeth Macklin
Literature and books

Elizabeth Macklin: half a century in a sigh

Things often happen by pure serendipity, like being born in Poughkeepsie, or working in the editorial office of The New Yorker back in the days when people still read paper magazines. Or like going to Madrid to learn Spanish and falling in love with the Basque language. Which is exactly what happened to Elizabeth Macklin.

Read more

An outfit worn around the world

"Languages are like coats: if you only have one, it’s the only one you can wear, rain or shine. But if you have two, or three, or even more, you can decide which one to put on every day...".

Read more