Robert Isenberg offers the reader a kaleidoscopic view of Costa Rica. He takes them on unusual museum visits, participates in drunken carnivals, tears down the dusty veneers of once-proud cities like Puerto Limón, speaks to young women who have been physically abused and, like most U.S. youths who visit Costa Rica, takes the required surfing lessons.
The Tico Times Publications Group begins an exciting new era with the release of "The Green Season," a collection of essays, profiles, and travel stories written by former staff writer Robert Isenberg. We caught up with our old colleague to discuss mutual food nostalgia, Costa Rica and the writing life.
If you’ve spent any time on a ship, Raffaella Tolicetti’s descriptions of working a kitchen during rocky seas should sound familiar – although she has the added challenge of cooking while antagonistic vessels attempt to ram each other in Antarctic waters.
Predictably, the disagreement has become a polarizing debate about racism versus censorship. In honor of this ongoing discussion, here are some examples of beloved children’s books that have caused controversy or fallen completely out of favor.
Smith spends so much time developing the Costa Rican context that it’s hard to tell where her story is going. But just wait: The intrigue thickens rapidly, accumulating characters and subplots with each chapter, and the denouement is a scene of horrifying violence.