When George Hodgman was a boy, he and his mother ended the day holding hands and praying. Not just for themselves, but for all the people in their tiny Missouri town.
One of the greatest spy novels of our lifetime, and no, it’s not James Bond.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews the incredible memoir of a former meth addict, an HIV positive man, and a survivor of life’s trials.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews the graceful writing and ideology of Thich Nhat Hanh.
“You’re cold? He escaped from Russia on a freight train…in winter.”
RIP David Carr (1956-2015)
Jesse Kornbluth reviews Seth Greenland’s novel, “I Regret Everything”.
“Our shared experience of vulnerability erases the age and gender differences between the young mothers and me.”
Jesse Kornbluth reviews a story on interviews with Germans from the WWII era.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews Elias Canetti’s book on the life of a deeply divided man.
We fear the unaffiliated terrorist, the lone wolf who looks like us, lives in our neighborhoods and waits for an opportunity to kill us. It was simpler in the old days, and simplest of all in “Rogue Male,” the story of a man who decides to kill the biggest target in the world. Jesse Kornbluth reviews.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews Danny Meyer’s new book and has one bit of advice for you: “Eat his words.”
Holiday reading for the winter, torched and charred.
When the world becomes a little too real, Jesse Kornbluth suggests: “Let’s have some unreality. Some beauty. Some genius.”
Jesse Kornbluth reviews Margret Atwood’s famous book.
Wabi-sabi isn’t anything new — it dates all the way back to the 12th century. But with the help of Leonard Koren’s book, Jesse Kornbluth demonstrates its uses in the world today.