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Entries by Jesse Kornbluth from 06/2011

Marcus Aurelius, Dead for 2,000 Years, Can Set You Straight Today

| Posted 06.06.2011 | Books

Marcus Aurelius was Rome's last great emperor, but there's nothing regal about him. He snatches time to write without once mentioning his primary task -- leading the most powerful army in the world.

Take Buddhism. Add Freud. And Then, Says Jeffrey Rubin, Flourish

| Posted 06.08.2011 | Books

Flourishing is not the same as happiness -- it doesn't always feel good. Sometimes flourishing is knowing I did the best I could.

So What If Garland Jeffreys Is 68? He's Still Wild In The Streets

| Posted 06.24.2011 | Entertainment

The terrifying thing about Memory Lane is how far back it goes. What were you wearing in 1973? I'd bet: Pampers. Me? I was out and about, listening to Garland Jeffreys.

Singer-Songwriter Josh Ritter Has Written Bright's Passage, a Novel. He's the James Franco of Music.

| Posted 06.28.2011 | Books

My grandmother, as ignorant a woman as ever, fled the Czar, believed that "Mr. Ed" really was a talking horse -- here you have to imagine a thick Russ...