A film adaptation of "The Stars at Noon" reminds me how much I miss my former teacher, not just his writing but his presence in this broken world.
7
1
A conversation with Robin Hemley, author of the brilliant new novel "Oblivion," a hilarious and poignant exploration of the life—and afterlife—of a…
6
3
Trying to comfort my 84-year-old mother, I stumbled on a few truths that comforted me as well.
7
Hong Kong's empty streets on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre are a stark reminder of Beijing's war on freedom and democracy.
9
1
Why America needs Walt Whitman now more than ever.
10
3
Part two of a two-part conversation with Michael Ignatieff on his beautiful and poignant new book “On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times.”
10
2
Part one of a two-part conversation with Michael Ignatieff on his beautiful and poignant new book "On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times."
7
1
Scott Newstok, author of “How to Think Like Shakespeare,” on the amazing talents that helped Bob Dylan and James Baldwin do just that.
16
A conversation with Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize winning science journalist, on why many Americans believe the Supreme Court may now be our nation's…
4
Claudia MacMillan writes that what we call the humanities — literature, history and philosophy — have never been more needed in our society or more…
12
1
A conversation with Ukrainian-American writer Askold Melnyczuk on Ukraine’s bloody history, his family’s journey from war-torn Europe to the U.S., and…
3
Written a decade before "1984," Orwell's darkly comic novel speaks to today's claustrophobic environment of commercialism, propaganda and war.
6