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May 23, 2016 2 Comments

Remembering A Pioneer In The World Of Adventure Skiing

Doug Coombs tragically died in an accident on a mountain in France while he was trying to rescue a friend and fellow skier.

May 19, 2016 3 Comments

Michael Phelps' Coach On How To Set Goals – And Achieve Them

Bob Bowman’s new book is “The Golden Rules: 10 Steps to World-Class Excellence in Your Life and Work.”

May 12, 2016 2 Comments

‘Quiet’ Author Takes Message To Young People

Author Susan Cain’s new book highlights the power of introverted youth.

May 11, 2016 Comment

Marking The 400th Anniversary Of Cervantes’ Death

His most famous work, Don Quixote, still holds its title as one of the most read books in the world.

April 25, 2016 15 Comments

New Book Takes In-Depth Look At Deadly Yarnell Fire

Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed in the wildfire, the largest single-day loss of firefighters since 9/11.

April 25, 2016 Comment

The Dark And Weird Inspiration For Some Of Our Most Beloved Fairy Tales

Giambattista Basile’s writing predates even the Brothers Grimm, and the tales are stranger than the versions we are used to.

April 20, 2016 Comment

Reimagining ‘Jane Eyre’ With Korean-American Author Patricia Park

Tomorrow marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Bronte, author of the much loved book “Jane Eyre.”

April 5, 2016 5 Comments

‘Security Mom’ Juliette Kayyem On Keeping The Home(land) Safe

Former Undersecretary of Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem discusses how individuals are affected by — and can bounce back from — national disasters.

April 1, 2016 Comment

Race, Sign Language At Center Of Debut Novel ‘We Love You, Charlie Freeman’

Kaitlyn Greenidge’s acclaimed novel tells the story of an unusual scientific experiment and an African-American family.

March 28, 2016 5 Comments

Inside The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust

How did Beanie Babies go from $5 plush toys to collectibles valued at thousands and then worthless dust catchers?

March 28, 2016 Comment

‘Brooklyn’ Author Colm Tóibín On Writing And Yeats

One of today’s most celebrated Irish novelists discusses his own work and the violence in the poetry of W. B. Yeats.

March 24, 2016 3 Comments

The Evolution Of The White House Spin Machine

David Greenberg chronicles how the spin machine began in the era of Teddy Roosevelt, but has grown and changed over the past century.

March 24, 2016 8 Comments

New Novel, ’13 Ways Of Looking At A Fat Girl,’ Confronts Body Image

Mona Awad’s new book tells the story of Lizzie, a young woman obsessed by how she looks and how much she weighs.

March 22, 2016 34 Comments

Getting Emotions ‘Switched On’ After Decades Of Asperger's

In his new book, John Elder Robison discusses the innovative brain therapy that dramatically changed his life and mind.

March 18, 2016 Comment

New Book Explores The Life Of The Founder Of The Civil War Irish Brigade

“The Immortal Irishman” is about Thomas Meagher, whose Irish Brigade was one of the fiercest fighting units in the Union Army.

March 17, 2016 4 Comments

Reimagine Your Life At Work

Only one in three employees in the U.S. say they’re “engaged” with their work. A new book helps readers seek purpose in their jobs.

March 11, 2016 10 Comments

The Replacements Straddled Line Between Fame And Failure

“Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements” shines light on the tortured past of the band members.

March 11, 2016 13 Comments

Are Degrees From Elite Colleges Really A Ticket To Success?

Frank Bruni discusses his book, “Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.”

March 10, 2016 2 Comments

Novel Takes On Tough Topic Of Child Abduction

Kate Hamer’s acclaimed debut novel “The Girl in the Red Coat” tells the story from the perspective of both the child and mother.

March 8, 2016 6 Comments

Two Years On, Still No Answers On Missing Malaysian Plane

On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stopped communicating with air traffic control. It then disappeared.

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May 24 19 Comments

Remembering A Forgotten Scandal At Yale

Mark Oppenheimer was surprised to find how the scandal impacted those involved, almost 60 years later.

May 24 9 Comments

Arizona’s ‘Adopt-A-Burro’ Program Tries To Solve An Overpopulation Issue

The small donkeys are federally protected animals, but cause problems like digging up plants and walking on highways.

May 23 33 Comments

The Politics Of Home Ownership

Author Brian McCabe finds that our belief about home ownership as a way to improve civic life doesn't necessarily pan out

May 23 15 Comments

How Political Cartoonists Are Watching The Presidential Campaign

For cartoonists Marshall Ramsey, Darrin Bell and Gary Varvel, it's been a mixture of hilarity and sadness.