Author Aimee Liu finally caves to her friends' advice and checks out the wildly popular NPR podcast "Serial" and digs deeper to try and understand how host Sarah Koenig managed to hook more than three million listeners with her documentary.
NY Times science writer Natalie Angier reviews the book "Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made," by Gaia Vince, which takes on the current state of global warming.
Washington Post book critic Michael Dirda looks at three books on the life and supernatural writing of author H.P. Lovecraft, chronicling how "Lovecraft has moved from cult writer to cultural icon."
The author delves into the history of nineteenth century sea crossings from Britain to Australia, reading the journals of many who made the crossing and searching for a modern equivalent of the harsh unknown.
The author sifts through all the Super Bowl hype to find a sport and a league that he suggests may be nearing its dying days despite currently dominating the North American sports landscape in terms of popularity and revenue.
The author, a practicing internal-medicine doctor in Houston, recounts how undocumented immigrants have access to and are given care at his hospital, and asks if this model might work for the entire country.
A wonderfully imaginative story that reads like a children's fable told from multiple competing perspectives, each one as rich and creative as the next.
A lovely poem about—as far as I can tell—a woman who comes home one night and sifts through her pockets finding that everything in them reminds her or everything, across both time and space. And even if that's wrong, it's still very nice.
Sarah Cowan interviews the satirical and political cartoonist/artist Tomi Ungerer, touching on his childhood growing up in Nazi-occupied Alsace up to his recent exhibition in New York and thoughts on the Charlie Hebdo attack.
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