What's on This Week

12.11.2016
Shirley Jackson
On the centennial of Shirley Jackson's birth, we explore the great literary work that she left for us -- the stories and novels that continue to resonate in our culture.
03.22.2015
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An old woman smiling in a black and white photo
Are you afraid of getting old? Most people are, but studies show we're usually happier in our 60s and 70s. Aging often brings wisdom and resilience - and a new creative spark. We...

On Our Minds

Freeman Dyson, illustrated. © Julia Breckenreid/Nautilus
Occasionally, we have interviews that need to be heard before we can fit them into a full show. They're too exciting to keep to ourselves. Instead, they become a special...
Larry Brilliant is a doctor, co-founder of the digital social network the Well, and he was the first executive director of Google.org. But back in the Sixties, he was a...
Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad just won the 2016 National Book Award. Steve Paulson spoke with him about this powerful, sweeping epic. Hear an excerpt of...
This month the National Book Awards will announce this year’s winners. Among the finalists is Jacqueline Woodson’s novel “Another Brooklyn.” It’s her first adult novel in two...
One of the most horrific episodes in American history occurred on December 29, 1890. The U.S. Cavalry surrounded an encampment of Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation in...

From Russia, With Blocks

Mariela Shaker on finding her way out of Syria. More on her journey on Medium.

 

Mariela Shaker on finding her way out of Syria.

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