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 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

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
Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.


When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

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).