Dec 8, 2019
Filipino American author Alex Tizon spent his life raising up the lives of those rendered invisible by society.
May 18, 2019
In her new novel, Lauren B. Davis homes in on the dark corners of the fairy tale "The Snow Queen" and substitutes the original curse with the addiction to a magical drug that brings blind, blissful euphoria.
Dec 14, 2018
"The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog" is a powerful testament to how the brain can heal, through loving relationships, from even the most extreme cases of trauma.
Jun 8, 2018
Author Edward Dolnick tracks the blind spots that prevented the greatest minds from figuring out how two beings make one.
Dec 30, 2017
On the 127th anniversary of the massacre at Wounded Knee, a new book travels back to the turn of the 19th century, when fake news, land grabs and institutionalized racism were growing roots.
Aug 18, 2017
As with many things in our history, humans have spent much effort trying misguidedly to control the natural instinct to sleep.
Apr 14, 2017
A new book explores the lives of families dealing with financial uncertainty and volatility.
Dec 30, 2016
What does it take to put on a Shakespeare play in a Midwestern regional theater? A new book seeks to answer this question, but far more interesting questions are left unasked.
Aug 7, 2015
A new book on confronting mortality by Dr. Irvin Yalom illustrates that, when in the midst of another human being's darkness, we should worry less about shining a light, and instead simply hold the person's hand and stay in the darkness with him or her.
Dec 12, 2014
"Story/Time: The Life of an Idea," by acclaimed dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, reads like the origin story of a superhero, in which the most intriguing parts revolve around how the superhero discovers and acquires his power.
Jun 20, 2014
Primatologist Frans de Waal pays religion the ultimate atheist compliment: Religion is so great that we humans acquired it through the natural process of evolution.Primatologist Frans de Waal pays religion the ultimate atheist compliment in his book: Religion is so great that we humans acquired it through the natural process of evolution.