Arts and Culture

Snake head with red eye

David Pizzaro explains how disgust shapes our moral reasoning.More

Anna Karenina

Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk bookmarks "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy.

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Fire man

TTBOOK producer Charles Monroe-Kane is a great storyteller who's led an adventurous life. Here's a wild story from his memoir "Lithium Jesus" about smuggling mob money when he lived in Prague in the 1990s.More

Mariela Shaker

Three years ago, violinist Mariela Shaker escaped the Syrian Civil War and relocated to the US, moving from Aleppo, a city of 2 million, to a small Illinois town of less than 10,000.More

Mythologies

Eric Jarosinski bookmarks "Mythologies" by Roland Barthes.More

digital and analog, together

Many of us are living two lives – old-school analog and cutting-edge digital. And that’s okay. More

Boys at school

When Ashanti Branch first started teaching, he noticed that a lot of boys at his school were kind of checked out, absent and not on track to graduate. He decided to push them to take off the "male mask."More

Writer David Morris explains why "Solo Faces" by James Salter is one of his favorite books.More

Eggs and bacon shaped like a skull and crossbones

Journalist Christa Weil has a taste for food that's on the challenging side.More

BookMarks

Novelist Richard Powers bookmarks "Objects and Empathy" by Arthur Saltzman.More

hiding in yellow mist

Storytelling is all the rage these days — and everyone seems to have a life narrative. But not philosopher Galen Strawson. He says life stories often create an inauthentic version of ourselves.More

A brief history of the legal squabbles that brought Tetris to America.More

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Israel Story radio host Mishy Harman recommends "A Tale of Love and Darkness" by Amos Oz.More

boats

Novelist and short story writer Ben Marcus is a novelist and short story writer talks about how the addictive quality of language is a big part of what makes short stories so powerful.More

headphones

Why we must take care in eschewing analog imperfection in pursuit of more perfect digital sound.More

I thought there was good back-and-forth between Chuck and myself in this conversation. I like how the interview went “meta” at the end,...More

Screen shot from the "American Male": http://michaelrohrbaugh.com/portfolio/main/american-male-2/

Michael Rohrbaugh's short film “American Male” portrays the pitfalls of hyper-masculinity with a punch.More

Teju Cole

Going blind in one eye would unnerve anyone. And for a photographer, it’s especially upsetting. But Teju Cole found that his big blind spot syndrome taught him a new way to look at the world — and actually changed his photography.More

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