We must stop being afraid of each other, but must always fear anyone willing to be a member of a mob – of a ravening, thoughtless gang of fools bent on taking ill-considered action for its own sake. Without reason…
The Only Good Russian Invader…
To Regret Deeply Is To Live Afresh
Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh. Henry David Thoreau
Into the Thick of It
Into the thick of itInto the thick of itInto the thick of it (ugh)We’re tramping through the bushOn and on, we pushInto the thick of itBut we can’t see where we’re goingWe’ve made a stellar start to find our jungles…
The End of the Plague
“Sometimes at midnight, in the great silence of the sleep-bound town, the doctor turned on his radio before going to bed for the few hours’ sleep he allowed himself. And from the ends of the earth, across the thousands of…
Paris Bookstores Are Designated Essential — But These Landmarks Struggle To Survive
Gibert Jeune, which held a prominent place in Parisians hearts, is one of the latest to close. The pandemic is only one pressure on independent bookstores, but some have found ways to survive.
Chess Master, 10-Year-Old Tanitoluwa Adewumi
At 10 years old, Tanitoluwa Adewumi just became one of the youngest chess masters in the United States — and he’s not done yet. He says he hopes to become the world’s youngest grandmaster.
A Constitutional Quirk Inspired Stacey Abrams’ New Thriller, ‘While Justice Sleeps’
Article Three of the Constitution gives Supreme Court justices lifetime appointments — but doesn’t cover what to do if they become incapacitated. For Abrams, that was the spark for an exciting story.
‘Things We Lost To The Water’ Is A Literal And Allegorical Look At Dislocation
Eric Nguyen’s debut novel plays off a Vietnamese word that means both country and water, examining all the ways those two things affect a family of Vietnamese refugees who resettle in New Orleans.
W. Kamau Bell Is A ‘Wall-Tearer-Downer’ In ‘United Shades Of America’
The comedian says he sees himself as a “forever student” and his show, United Shades of America, is sort of like “Sesame Street for grown-ups.” The sixth season premieres Sunday on CNN.