When you’re a kid, probably the worst thing is not fitting in. For Jonathan Mooney it was torture. He couldn’t read until the age of 12. He was put in a “slow” class.
Sep. 19, 2019
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
About the interdependence between humans and trees, Richard Powers found a place for the non-human in literary fiction with his new book, The Overstory .
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.
As in past years , this is a list of favorite books of the year. Critics who use the term "best books" are not thinking.
Mary Gaitskill’s "The Devil’s Treasure” features sections from her previous novels and an unfinished novel, commentary, illustrations, and a story inspired by a dream her younger self…
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
In this week’s installment of Scheer Intelligence, host Robert Scheer hears from Kiriakou the inside story of how the the program started as part of a cynical power struggle between…
from Scheer Intelligence
Jonathan Bastian talks with Susan Orlean about our love and relationship with animals.
from Life Examined
Atsuro Riley says he wrote “Heard-Hoard” with a kind of pacing he could feel in his body.
Fire agencies, politicians, and tribal governments tout prescribed burns as an effective fire mitigation strategy.
from Greater LA