Arts and Culture

TTBOOK

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

TTBOOK

My conversation with Turkish writer Elif Şafak back in April still sticks with me as the year comes to a close. In many parts of the...More

TTBOOK

2016 marked the 100th anniversary of America’s beloved National Park system. I could think of no one better to reflect on the importance...More

Brandy Clark

This interview was recorded near the end of the presidential race when everyone and their brother was trying to figure out what was...More

TTBOOK

This story quite literally hit close to home for me. I grew up just about an hour away from the suburb it takes place in, and until...More

empathy

If people were more empathetic, the world would be a better place, don’t you think? Paul Bloom thinks perhaps not.More

Donald Trump

People with a heightened sense of entitlement that they feel gives them a free pass. You and I have a word for these people. Philosopher Aaron James has an entire theory about them.More

"The King Must Die"

Vikram Chandra reviews “The King Must Die” by Mary Renault.More

A Tiny House

You can interpret the line from Paul Sartre’s 1944 play “No Exit” in a lot of different ways. Philosopher Gregory Sadler has a fascinating take.More

Orphans

Leslie Jamison bookmarks "Orphans" by Charles D'Ambrosio.More

Stoner

Author Steve Almond recommends "Stoner" by John Williams.More

"inventing america"

Eric Liu reviewing “Inventing America” by Gary Wills.More

A Tale of Love and Darkness

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

the flame alphabet

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard recommends a chilling read: "The Flame Alphabet" by Ben Marcus.More

The Fencing Master

Nick Bantock bookmarks "The Fencing Master" by Arturo Perez-Reverte.More

steady state economics

Writer Benjamin Kunkel bookmarks Herman Daly's "Steady-State Economics."More

"A High Wind in Jamaica" by Richard Hughes

Karen Russell bookmarks "A High Wind in Jamaica" by Richard Hughes.More

Confessions of a Mask

Writer Brendan Koerner reviews Yukio Mishima's classic novel, "Confessions of a Mask."More

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