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...

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.