Maryanne Wolf

author of “Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World;” Director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at UCLA

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Professor of Child Development at Tufts University and Director of its Center for Reading and Language Research; author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

Maryanne Wolf on KCRW

As children return to school this month, millions are adjusting to online learning.

Will too much screen time hurt our children’s brains?

As children return to school this month, millions are adjusting to online learning.

from Life Examined

With all the digital distractions around us, it’s difficult to stick your head in a book and keep it there for very long.

What’s lost when we don’t read deeply

With all the digital distractions around us, it’s difficult to stick your head in a book and keep it there for very long.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Internet and e-books are taking over the reading market, for better or worse: 10 percent this year, 20 percent next year, possibly a majority by 2015.

The Kindle, the Nook, the iPad...the Book?

The Internet and e-books are taking over the reading market, for better or worse: 10 percent this year, 20 percent next year, possibly a majority by 2015.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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The first round of Pfizer vaccines arrived in California on Monday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The wind-driven Silverado Fire in Irvine burned 12,466 acres two months ago. The land is a scorched checkerboard with some areas black and barren, and others with signs of life.

from Greater LA

San Diego County’s big box stores, restaurants and group living situations are sites of the most prevalent COVID-19 contagion, according to a KPBS investigation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After a mob of Trump supporters entered the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, many people are concerned about what the remaining weeks of Trump’s presidency will bring.

from Greater LA

We can watch everything in our pajamas. We can do our jobs with unprecedented efficiency. We hate it. We miss movie theaters. We miss big screens. We miss uncomfortable seats.

LA County became the first in the nation to hit 1 million coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At the end of the year, in three weeks, some 14 million people will lose the extra unemployment benefits that came with the first round of COVID relief. Meanwhile, the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jolly Old St. Nick is still coming to town this pandemic Christmas — straight to living rooms via Zoom, Skype, etc.

from Greater LA

A hint of Christmas spirit is still alive in the quaint, Danish tourist town of Solvang, and despite stay-at-home orders, some people can’t help but see it for themselves.

from Greater LA