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Silence Once Begun: a Talk With Jesse Ball

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jesse Ball's new novel Silence Once Begun has just been released by Pantheon. His three previous novels are The Way Through Doors, Samedi the Deafness and Curfew. He's also written several works of verse.

Five Classic Books Every Smart Person Should Read

Nathan Harden | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Nathan Harden

Great literature, because it asks big questions and communicates big ideas, stays relevant, even if it is very old. You will be richer, wiser, and smarter if you make classic literature a regular part of your life.

Are You A Mother Hen?

Jane S. Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Jane S. Smith

A mother hen is who you want guarding your back. And front. Also warming your nest, finding your dinner and pecking through the grit of daily life to find the sustenance you need.

All My Politics!

j. saKiya Sandifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
j. saKiya Sandifer

As I was captured by the intellect of Obama, I couldn't help but notice how the various media outlets began to shape the Democratic primaries to play out as America's hottest new soap opera.