Arts and Culture

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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

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

empathy

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

"The King Must Die"

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

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

"inventing america"

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

Orphans

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

Stoner

Author Steve Almond recommends "Stoner" by John Williams.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 Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

Poet Billy Collins bookmarks "The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst."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

Mythologies

Eric Jarosinski bookmarks "Mythologies" by Roland Barthes.More

"The Power of Myth" by Joseph Campbell

Sarah Lewis bookmarks "The Power of Myth" by Joseph Campbell.More

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