The prize-winning novelist and narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," passes away.
After Zinzi Clemmons' initial tweet, fellow author Carmen Maria Machado believes that the "#MeToo stories" about Díaz are "just starting.”
Physicist Alan Lightman ponders this and other questions in his new book, "Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine."
In a country where public school systems are failing, a growing nonprofit organization shows students and teachers how to revitalize learning.
"We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings," the science fiction writer said in a 2014 speech.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen and Truthdig's Robert Scheer discuss U.S. foreign policy and ignorance of Vietnamese culture.