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Girl, Rachel Hollis has your back

Girl, Rachel Hollis has your back Rachel Hollis is no stranger to writing or to business success, but her 2018 nonfiction book, Girl, Wash Your Face, was a blockbuster by any yardstick. The number-two best-selling hardcover book on Amazon.com in 2018, Girl, Wash Your Face taught readers about the lessons Hollis learned as she became […]

“Kickflip Boys” – a conversation between Neal Thompson and Karen Russell

“Kickflip Boys” – a conversation between Neal Thompson and Karen Russell Neal Thompson’s memoir Kickflip Boys: A Memoir of Freedom, Rebellion, and the Chaos of Fatherhood, which is about raising two freedom-seeking, rebellious skateboarding sons, published in paperback yesterday. Yesterday was also the publication date of Karen Russell’s new short story collection Orange World and […]

Jeff Sessions’s Grave Conflict of Interest

Jeff Sessions’s Grave Conflict of Interest A government official with first-hand knowledge of the matter told me that Jeff Sessions enlisted his subordinates to lie on his behalf that he did not know he was under federal investigation when he fired then Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. In addition to firing McCabe, Sessions, while under investigation, played […]

A sign of the times

A sign of the times We are living in a world that is more data laden and technology dependent than ever before, but in spite of that–or more likely because of it–we are seeing a renewed interest in books on astrology, crystals, and chakras.  It’s a funny time we’re in; even as gardens are being […]

A Palestinian in Israeli Military Court: Issa Amro, the Judge, & Me

A Palestinian in Israeli Military Court: Issa Amro, the Judge, & Me With the occupation largely hidden from view, many Israelis bemoan—in good faith, I believe—the lack of a “partner for peace” on the Palestinian side. Held captive by their politicians’ rhetoric and their own reasonable fears about security, what they don’t see is how deeply […]

Big Talkers

Big Talkers The Literary Club, known simply as “The Club,” was established in early 1764 after the portrait painter Joshua Reynolds became worried about his friend Samuel Johnson, who was sinking into a black depression. An old Oxford friend, William Adams, had visited Johnson the previous autumn and “found him in a deplorable state, sighing, […]

The Flow of Chance: Pat Steir’s ‘Waterfall’ Paintings

The Flow of Chance: Pat Steir’s ‘Waterfall’ Paintings In much of her work, Steir—whose latest paintings are on view in the exhibition “Pat Steir Silent Secret Waterfalls: The Barnes Series,” at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia until mid-November—applies a mass of oil paint to the upper part of her canvases, many of which are taller […]

Best science fiction and fantasy of May: 5 top picks

Best science fiction and fantasy of May: 5 top picks Unicorns in space, twins with powers, and a woman who can move through mirrors are among the characters inhabiting a wide range of excellent sci-fi and fantasy reads this month. Below are our 5 top picks, but click through the link at near the bottom […]