Displaying articles for: May 2010

Dan Ariely

Adam Hanft talks to the author of Predictably Irrational about The Upside of Irrationality.


Video Interview: Daniel Pink

Andrew Keen interviews the author of the bestselling Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.


Video Interview: Bruce Sterling

The novelist, thinker, and cyberpunk legend chats about history and favela chic, and tells us "The future is where we go to die." Read more...

Daniel Okrent

James Mustich talks with Daniel Okrent about his new book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Read more...

July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.


What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.