What's on This Week

07.26.2015
It used to be easy to get lost in a good book, but now lots of people say reading is boring. Scientists say all that skimming and surfing on electronic screens is actually...
07.26.2015
Name a problem and Washington seems unable to solve it. Poverty. Climate change. Unemployment. Immigration. Education. Enter the mayor.  As one of our guests ask, "What IF mayor...

On Our Minds

E.L. Doctorow, celebrated author of inventive, historical fiction, passed away yesterday in Manhattan from complications from lung cancer. He was 84. Throughout his career,...
“The Unraveling of Mercy Louis" tells the fascinating story of a community that’s nearly torn apart following a fatal discovery. Set in a small Texas refinery town where the...
Some 58 years after it was initially submitted to her literary agent, Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman was released today. It has been a circuitous route to publication, to say...
According to one estimate, nearly 70 percent of us will live through a traumatic event at some point in our lives — and a fifth will go on to develop PTSD. For those...
Brittany Gibbons Says It’s Time To Stop Obsessing About Weight And Start Liking What You See In The Mirror By Anne Strainchamps   There is nothing like the pain of self-...

Facing His Future [Slideshow]

Phil Toledano was worried about the future. So he decided to look it in the face. He took a DNA test and hired a special effects makeup artist to help him become different versions of his future self. Then he staged photos. Here's what he saw.