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Surrender to the Wind: Sarah Lewis on The Rise

An exploration of the nature of creativity and innovation begins from the paradox of the archer.

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School of the World: Jared Diamond on The World Until Yesterday

The author and evolutionary biologist talks about what pre-industrial societies can teach our own.

 

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"The residue of time wasted": Jonah Lehrer Talks Creativity

The author of Imagine talks about the nature of creativity, and how we can boost our own capacity to invent.

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Jaron Lanier

The virtual reality pioneer and author of You Are Not a Gadget talks with Andrew Keen about the problem of "digital humanism."

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July 26: On this day in 1602 "A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett Prince Denmarke" was entered in the Stationers' Register by printer James Robertes.

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

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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.

Pastoral

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).