granddaughter of Al Capone and author of “Al Capone: Stories My Grandmother Told Me”
Al Capone was known for his Chicago bootlegging empire and violent battles with rival gangs.
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Domenico Ingenito speaks about his book, “Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry.”
Sandi Tan speaks about writing “Lurkers” with a gut feeling, and following an emotional momentum.
Writer-Director Quentin Tarantino on loneliness in his films.
from The Treatment
The fate of LA’s street markets often rests in the hands of a few elected officials who, with a phone call or stroke of a pen, can decide whether or not they stay open.
from Greater LA
Rikki Ducornet speaks about writing in dreamtime for her new sci-fi book, “Trafik.”
Rachel Cusk’s “Second Place” wants to render the sensations and apprehensions of living that are pretty much beyond language.
Joan Silber writes about life's strange surprises in her new book, “Secrets of Happiness."
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Richard Powers discusses his new novel, “Bewilderment,” which has been longlisted for the Booker Prize and National Book Award.
Ximena Vengoechea wants to teach us how to listen again with her new book “Listen Like You Mean It,” but is that even possible in a capitalist world?
from Scheer Intelligence