Picaresque refers to satirical prose fiction. It is opposite to romance novels as it involves ideals, themes and principles that refuse the so-called prejudices of the society.
Journey to the End of the Earth
I realized quickly, after just having traveled to various villages in rural India, that distance is relative. Hailing from a city like San Francisco, going even a few hours outside of town is far but twelve hours outside of a major city? I half expected to run into another country.
Teen Told to Clean His Room Finds Winning Lotto Ticket
A teenager from Midlothian has cleaned up on the National Lottery after finally cleaning up his messy bedroom. Ryan Kitchin scooped more than 50,000 after finding a winning lottery ticket in the room that his mother had been asking him to clean for weeks.
Seeking Silence & Stillness in the Rush of Business Life
Pico Iyer -- essayist, author, travel writer and thinker -- has a unique perspective on many things. His physical domain ranges from California (where he lived as a child) and England (where he studied) to Cuba, North Korea and Ethiopia (which he visited) and Japan (where he resides). His mental domain knows no limiting boundaries. In this interview with Wharton associate dean and chief information officer Deirdre Woods and Knowledge@Wharton
Nintendo Unveils Wii U Console
Nintendo Co. on Tuesday unveiled details of its Wii U videogame console to be launched late this year, featuring a tablet computer-like controller with touch-sensitive panel.
NASA Announces Undersea Exploration Mission
An international team of aquanauts will travel again to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to simulate a visit to an asteroid in the 16th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO).