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empathy

If people were more empathetic, the world would be a better place, don’t you think? Paul Bloom thinks perhaps not.More

"The King Must Die"

Vikram Chandra reviews “The King Must Die” by Mary Renault.More

A Tiny House

You can interpret the line from Paul Sartre’s 1944 play “No Exit” in a lot of different ways. Philosopher Gregory Sadler has a fascinating take.More

Orphans

Leslie Jamison bookmarks "Orphans" by Charles D'Ambrosio.More

Stoner

Author Steve Almond recommends "Stoner" by John Williams.More

"inventing america"

Eric Liu reviewing “Inventing America” by Gary Wills.More

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Israel Story radio host Mishy Harman recommends "A Tale of Love and Darkness" by Amos Oz.More

Gavel

Martha Nussbaum may be one of the most well-respected living philosophers in the world today.  She tells Steve Paulson that retribution and payback aren't compatible with true justice.More

"A High Wind in Jamaica" by Richard Hughes

Karen Russell bookmarks "A High Wind in Jamaica" by Richard Hughes.More

"The Power of Myth" by Joseph Campbell

Sarah Lewis bookmarks "The Power of Myth" by Joseph Campbell.More

The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

Poet Billy Collins bookmarks "The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst."More

The Fencing Master

Nick Bantock bookmarks "The Fencing Master" by Arturo Perez-Reverte.More

Confessions of a Mask

Writer Brendan Koerner reviews Yukio Mishima's classic novel, "Confessions of a Mask."More

Absalom, Absalom!

Nic Pizzolatto bookmarks "Absalom, Absalom!" by William Faulkner.More

the flame alphabet

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard recommends a chilling read: "The Flame Alphabet" by Ben Marcus.More

steady state economics

Writer Benjamin Kunkel bookmarks Herman Daly's "Steady-State Economics."More

Mythologies

Eric Jarosinski bookmarks "Mythologies" by Roland Barthes.More

Alice Munro's "Carried Away"

Lorrie Moore reviews Alice Munro's "Carried Away."More

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