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A Masterpiece Returns: An Interview with Helen DeWitt, Author of "The Last Samurai"

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.21.2016 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

The Last Samurai is a book everyone should be talking about. Hell, it should be taught in schools. Due to an ill-starred publishing history, The Last Samurai disappeared from shelves until this May, when New Directions reissued the novel in a beautiful new edition. And I want to tell the whole world, because it is just that extraordinary.

Yoga and Recovery

Joan Moran | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

I was always interested in alcohol and drug recovery and rehabilitation. So several years after I became a certified yoga instructor, I became interested in working with recovering addicts. I became a drug counselor in the hopes that I could combine yoga and recovery.

Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 01.29.2013 | Books

Exercises in Style: 65th Anniversary Edition by Raymond Queneau, translated by Barbara Wright, Chris Clarke Contributions by Ben Marcus, Blake Butle...

Back at Home, But Still at War

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 08.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Gregory C. Scott

our troops aren't finished with war when they come home. After being acclimated to a life of combat, they return home to what is now foreign to them. Let's show real support for our troops by hiring them when they come home.

Barney Rosset U.

William O'Rourke | Posted 05.01.2012 | Books
William O'Rourke

Upon his recent death, I realized I had matriculated in the Barney Rosset School of Literature. Publishers played a unique role for the '60s. They set the curriculum for a generation of curious and avaricious readers such as myself.

A Helping Hand: Bring America's Entrepreneurial Talent to a Stage of Opportunity

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

America's got lots of entrepreneurial talent. A helping hand may give a budding entrepreneur the chance to appear on his or her stage of opportunity. Help the talent be discovered and flourish.