Arts and Culture

Poet David Whyte finds inspiration in everyday words. In his book "Consolations," Whyte examines the deeper, often surpising meanings of 52 ordinary words.More

"Solo Faces" by James Salter

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

Psychiatrist Michael Bennett and his daughter, comedy writer Sarah Bennett, say it's time we stopped thinking about our feelings and instead focused on our actions.More

Mark playing a game in his basement.

After suffering a terrible concussion, game designer Jane McGonigal created a game to help her feel better. In the years since, it's helped nearly half a million other people overcome depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.More

Young Fresh Fellows

Charles R. Cross on the Young Fresh Fellows album “The Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest.”More

Music journalist Charles R. Cross shares one of his favorite forgotten bands: The Sonics.

Charles R. Cross: This...More

Sherman Alexie

Some trips are more about psychic distance, like that of novelist Sherman Alexie. He's spent his whole life shuttling across cultural divides.More

Manal al-Sharif

Manal al-Sharif on how the most transgressive thing a Saudi woman could do was learn to drive.More

cover of "The Negro Travelers' Green Book"

Lawrence Ross delved into the "Green Book," a 1957 handbook to help black motorists find safe stops along the highway, and used it to shape a contemporary road trip that celebrated black history, culture, and business.More

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Journalism professor David Dennis on how popular conspiracy theories in the black community find their roots in abuses that actually happened.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

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

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

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