What's on This Week

12.04.2016
Anyone who’s moved knows how difficult it can be to settle into a new place. Whether it’s another country or an apartment just down the block, it takes time and work to get...
06.22.2014
(was 12.28.2014)
Thousands of the world's languages are disappearing in the wake of globalization. And because language is the DNA of culture, a lost language is a lost culture. Today, stories...

On Our Minds

Larry Brilliant
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

This is your brain on Tetris. See more (including the complete legal history of the game) on Medium.