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The Sociology Of Casual Sexual Encounters With Lisa Wade

What do the Industrial Revolution, the Roaring Twenties, the advent of the college fraternity, and the gay liberation movement have in common? According to sociologist Lisa Wade the link is the pervasive hookup culture that dominates...Show More Summary

To Heaven and Back: Anita Moorjani

Porch Light People: Individuals who are fully themselves. They are not influenced by "shoulds" from the culture or other people. They instead live from their inner light. My first Porch Light Profile is about New York Times best selling author Anita Moorjani. Show More Summary

The Two Quests Of John de St. Jorre

John de St. Jorre, who first revealed in a 1994 New Yorker article the identity of the author of the erotic French novel, Story of O, has compared his search for that mysterious person to the decades-long search for his mother. His new...Show More Summary

New Book, 'Jack And Norman,' Misses The Point On Prison Re-Entry

On the morning after his release from prison on charges of forgery, manslaughter and bank robbery, Jack Abbott appeared as a guest on Good Morning America, joined by his much-publicized sponsor, author Norman Mailer. Guest host JohnShow More Summary

13 Memorable Love Stories

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How NOT To Get A Literary Agent (In 20 Simple Steps!)

If you're a mediocre writer and want an agent to sign you....marry one. But if you're a talented writer, all it takes is getting your book into the hands of the right literary agent and BINGO....instant representation! Just don't doShow More Summary

Book Passage in Sausalito: A New Outlet Offers Hope, Community, and Yes, Books

In these strange and often scary (but rebellious!) times, I'm sure I'm not the only one finding hopeful signs in whatever I can: a new baby, a sunny day, the fact that books by Rep. John Lewis, George Orwell, Sinclair Lewis, and, most...Show More Summary

Fantasy Of the High Seas: An Interview with Alyx Dellamonica, Author of "The Nature of a Pirate"

When Sophie Hansa is dropped into the archipelago world of Stormwrack, she is faced with a challenge: Is she dealing with magic, or science? An alternate world, or the climate-ravaged world of the future? Along the way she has adventures on the high seas that include murder mysteries, investigations, and the occasional romance. Show More Summary

A New Approach to Civics Education

Review of Democracy: A Case Study. By David A. Moss. Harvard University Press. 773 pp. $35. Noting that more than two-thirds of students did not reach proficiency in a civics assessment conducted in 2006, reformers claim that robustShow More Summary

Therapy With Joel Grey & Opening the JFK Files

Listening to Tony, Golden Globe and Oscar winner Joel Grey narrate his life story,Master of Ceremonies, is like being in a nine hour, 19-minute therapy session with the singer, actor, performer. He describes his mother with variations on the word horrid. Show More Summary

Eight Characters From Literature We Love To Hate

Watching a film, binge watching on a tv series, reading a book. We love a great plot line, but it’s the characters we invest in that keep us interested, who keep us wanting more. Every story has characters that we favour and love; the ones we root for throughout. Show More Summary

Staying Alive, Staying Human

Ben Stern, now 95 years old, was still a teenager when the Nazis invaded Mogielnice, the small town outside Warsaw where he and his family lived. Swept up in the Nazi extermination nightmare, Ben endured two ghettoes, nine concentration...Show More Summary

Review: The Legacy Letters -- His Wife, His Children, His Final Gift

Early on in the book, "The Legacy Letters," Carew Papritz recalls the most fateful time of this family's life (who chooses to stay anonymous), revealing, in some of the details, what seems to be a striking attunement to her husband's legacy. Show More Summary

Creativity Frozen? How to Start Writing Again After a Long Hiatus

A confession: I stopped writing fiction for two months recently--the first time I have ever stumbled to a complete halt. Why? The usual reasons: 1. THE ELECTION. I couldn't focus on fiction when truth seemed so much stranger. 2. HOLIDAYS. Show More Summary

The Mainstreaming of the Word

I grew up among writers. My father was a journalist for the London Times, who later went on to write seventeen books. My mother was an editor at Faber and Faber. T.S. Eliot sat in the next office to my Mum. Back in the 1960s, publishing...Show More Summary

Lear's Cosmic Constant

Shakespeare's Lear starts off at the edge of a cliff and jumps. That's essentially the plot of the play. If Lear had his marbles, he never would have made his outrageous demand. Perhaps his disinhibition is the first stage of senile dementia. Show More Summary

Stop Guessing: An Interview with Nat Greene

Some of my favorite books address decision making and human biases. It turns out that we're generally not very good at making decisions--even relatively simple ones. Indeed, the entire field of behavioral economics is arguably basedShow More Summary

READ THIS: In an All-Too-Timely Book, 8 Key Questions About the Holocaust

This article first appeared in The National Book Review: Why? Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes W.W. Norton & Co. 432 pp. Why the Jews? Why the Germans? Why murder? And why did it all unfold so quickly? There have been -- with good reason -- no end of books about the Holocaust, but Why? Explaining the Holocaust takes a novel approach. Show More Summary

Want to Improve Your City? Start Taking Pictures

In Chuck Wolfe's absorbing new book, Seeing the Better City, he encourages readers to think with our eyes and communicate with visual imagery in order to improve our cities. With the proliferation of smartphone cameras and an endless array of easily accessible, web-based platforms on which to display them, virtually everyone is now a photographer. Show More Summary

Milan Vaishnav On Books And Writing

Milan Vaishnav is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a think tank. Your book "When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics" has just been published. Would you tell us a little bit about it? The...Show More Summary

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