FROM Genevieve Smith
Life Coaches Life coaches tend to be the butt of jokes in mainstream culture, but the field has been exploding, thanks in part to the slow economy and all the people looking for help finding work. Now, life coaching is a $2 billion industry, and more mainstream. Even a Harvard-affiliated hospital recently launched an institute to “support coaching-related research, practice, and education.”
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.