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adults playing with Lego

Mary Kay Zuravleff's Dangerous Idea? Universal Recess.More

The thoroughly domesticated dog

Merrill Markoe loves dogs. She’s written two novels and many comic essays about our furry friends. Doug Gordon sat down to talk with her about how dogs became our besties.  More

BookMarks

Junot Diaz bookmarks "Dark Reflections" by Samuel R. Delany.

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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

Inside a space capsule

Physicist Don Gurnett has recorded what you might hear from inside a spacecraft, and it isn't just the sound of desolate silence.More

Dog and cat facing each other

Chances are if you were picked on as a child, you probably haven't patched things up with your bully and become friends. But fourth-...More

The Blue Sword

Nicola Griffith recommends Robin McKinley's "The Blue Sword."More

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

Mariela Shaker

Three years ago, violinist Mariela Shaker escaped the Syrian Civil War and relocated to the US, moving from Aleppo, a city of 2 million, to a small Illinois town of less than 10,000.More

House on the Rock Carousel

Author Neil Gaiman on the magic beyond the House on the Rock's walls.More

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Israel Story radio host Mishy Harman recommends "A Tale of Love and Darkness" by Amos Oz.More

The word "sex" on an iron pillar

Robin Rinaldi was mid-life, mid-career and mid-marriage when she placed that ad. It launched her wild oats project – a year spent exploring sex.More

Black hole

Psychedelic drugs show remarkable promise for treating addiction and end-of-life anxiety.More

Woman staring into the distance

Thordis Elva reached out to the man who raped her, ultimately setting her on a journey towards forgiveness.More

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

Reasons of the State

Stanley Crouch bookmarks "Reasons of State" by Alejo Carpentier.More

Take it to the streets

Occupy Wall Street co-creator says activists are following an outdated script.More

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson makes the case for why constantly searching for answers doesn't have to dispel our sense of awe and wonder faced with the seemingly unknowable universe.More

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