Some Recent Pieces of Iyer (March 2017)

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“The Beauty of What We’ll Never Know” —a talk for (originally delivered as the closing talk at the TED Summit in Banff, June 30, 2016), posted October 11, 2016

“How the Light Goes Out”—an essay on Leonard Cohen’s new album, “You Want it Darker,” on, October 20, 2016, updated and revised in The Walrus magazine, January/February 2017 issue.

“Cohen lived in the thick of it”—a short tribute to Cohen the man that appeared in Canada an hour or two after his death was announced—The Globe & Mail, November 11, 2016.

“Inside Fidel Castro’s Cuba and his Legacy”—an essay on Castro’s Cuba, as seen over 26 years on the island—, November 26, 2016

An interview on the meaning of home in a post-Trump world, December 9, 2016.

“The Country Full of Contradictions”—an interview on Cuba for BBC Travel, December 19, 2016.

“The Talk That Changed My Life”—an essay on Brazilian C.E.O. Ricardo Semler’s TED Talk— December 29, 2016.

“What Do we Know?”—an essay on the limits of knowledge and the year just past —The New York Times, January 1, 2017

“The remote Alaskan town that’s big in Japan”—an essay on the Japanese fascination with the Northern Lights—Financial Times, March 4-5, 2017

“Storms threaten their monastic way of life”—an Op-Ed piece on rains and monks in the Los Angeles Times, March 5, 2017

Guest Editor, debut issue of the new magazine, Satori, launched March 16, 2017.

An essay on Bucket-Lists, Travel & Leisure, April 207

“Yesterday”—a piece on The Beatles and their famous ballad in the anthology, In Their Lives, published May 23, 2017, and excerpted in the special Met Issue of Vogue, May 2017.

All the photos on this site, other than the one on the Welcome page, are taken by Pico Iyer.