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Art Of Conversation came out of a crisis. I was living in Mexico, struggling to learn the language and to explain what I was doing there. I told myself I was a writer, so I wrote. I wrote about every book I read and movie I watched, because I had few opportunities to talk about those things in my native tongue.

 

Eventually, I realised I was trying to understand what I was doing in life – who I was, what I believed in, and what I valued. I learned that, just like our tastes in music, literature, and cinema, the answers to those questions can change. Just like our appreciation of the arts, our understanding of ourselves and our world can deepen.

Art Of Conversation publishes essays on culture that explore ways of living meaningful lives. We introduce literature and cinema to philosophy and science, blend pop culture and high culture, and mix the contemporary with the classics. Art Of Conversation seeks to turn ideas into identity and culture into community.

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Perpetual Spoiler Warning: Art Of Conversation does deep-dives on culture, so it's a good idea to assume that if a book or movie is featured in an essay, we will be talking about it in detail.