by Ann Kjellberg, editor   From Facebook Files whistleblower Frances Haugen's disclosures emerges an almost Shakespearean story of hubris, denial, and …
by Ann Kjellberg, editor    What Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's revelations portend for journalism and ideas.
Sally Rooney in "Beautiful World, Where Are You" seems to have pulled off the feat of resurrecting the 18th-century philosophical tale, developed espec…
The youngest of 10 children, Dad had come to New York City when he was 17 rom a small black college campus in Raleigh, NC, where he’d been born. His ab…
"The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals" began quite baldly as a response to the AIDS crisis back in 1983. The judgment of the crisis was not that I must re…
The year may have been 1999 and it happened while rambling around the aisles of the bookstore Politics and Prose. José Emilio Pacheco—then the celebrit…
Early in a 1977 interview, Jorge Luis Borges told William F. Buckley, Jr., “Personally I wouldn’t mind being executed. In fact, I think I would welcome…
A book fair with a local bookseller keeps resources in a community, cultivates relationships with trusted and passionate advisors, and tailors selectio…
by Ann Kjellberg, editor    When I set out to celebrate our return to in-person classrooms with a post on school book fairs, I had no idea the level of…
Colm Toíbín once remarked that Thomas Mann was gay “most of the time.” When he wasn’t, he fathered six children with his wife Katia. The first was Erik…
My disenchantment with the ambition industry and the violence of professional success had brought me here. My hopelessly romantic need to live like a t…
Why have hermits and thinkers gone to the forest to surrender to its stillness? There is a connection between forest life and creativity, whether spiri…