“A lot of women are really crushed by a combination of working full-time stressful jobs, taking care of aging parents, taking care of little kids, while having their phones blowing up…
Feb. 5, 2020
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
James Steyer is taking on Mark Zuckerberg and other tech barons and he wants to empower the rest of us to do the same.
from Scheer Intelligence
Fowzia Karimi speaks about the art of the novel, and designing Above Us the Milky Way.
Daphne Merkin discusses what normative means, the concept of a normal looking life, and her new novel, “22 Minutes of Unconditional Love”.
Life and story go hand in hand in Margot Livesey’s “The Boy in the Field.”
Douglas Stuart’s “Shuggie Bain” is not a book to miss.
Charles Yu’s "Interior Chinatown" is a contemporary novel about dealing with the difficulty of being whoever you are.
A fight about masks on Nextdoor is typical of pandemic tensions. What’s not typical is that everyone in this fight agrees on the importance of wearing masks.
from Greater LA
Brit Bennett pushes questions of race and color to their extremes in her new novel, The Vanishing Half.
History, autobiography, travelogue—a hybrid form—"Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning", by Alex Halberst.