author of the “Thinking Inside The Box: Adventures With Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can’t Live Without Them”
During the coronavirus pandemic, people seem to be doing more puzzles, including jigsaws, crosswords, and the New York Times’ Spelling Bee.
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown depicts life the way it is: jam packed with details, the closer you look the ever more there is.
Dec. 12, 2019
Chani Nicholas says she wrote “You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance” to demystify and disrupt the system.
Jan. 3, 2020
from KCRW Features
Daniel Mendelsohn’s Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones is an uncommon collection of essays that intertwine the personal with the intellectual and critical.
Benjamin Moser recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography Sontag: Her Life and Work . In this show from the archives, he talks about Susan Sontag‘s ideology: reading more…
Youthful nihilism, contradictory impulses, preferences and desires catch up with Rob Doyle in his explicitly autobiographical novel Threshold.
Again Deborah Eisenberg demonstrates herself as a masterful and electric writer, in her new collection of seven stories, Your Duck Is My Duck .
Dec. 20, 2019
Recollections of My Nonexistence is a personal, cultural, political, and journalistic hybrid narrative about the formative years in the life of Rebecca Solnit.
A discovery readers have been waiting for, more Silvina Ocampo finally translated into English: The Promise and Forgotten Journey.
Scott Spencer’s new novel, “ An Ocean Without a Shore,” is about a life seeped in unfulfilled desires.