Kafka’s Other Trial: The Letters to Felice

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews Elias Canetti’s book on the life of a deeply divided man.

Johnny U: The Life and Times of John Unitas

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As the Super Bowl approaches Jesse Kornbluth tells the story of Johnny Unitas, a football legend.

Rogue Male

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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.

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963

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In his book, Taylor Branch goes deep into what it was like to live in the age of the Dr. himself.

Setting the Table: Hospitality Is When the Other Person Is On Your Side

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews Danny Meyer’s new book and has one bit of advice for you: “Eat his words.”

Cards Against Humanity: A Party Game For Horrible People

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews a rather raunchy (albeit hilarious) game (for adults only).

A Pop-Up Book by the King of Multi-Dimensions: M.C. Escher

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When the world becomes a little too real, Jesse Kornbluth suggests: “Let’s have some unreality. Some beauty. Some genius.”

Is The Handmaid’s Tale a Cautionary Tale for Our Times?

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews Margret Atwood’s famous book.

They Killed Her Son. So Michael Donald’s Mother Went After the Klan.

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On the eve of the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Jesse Kornbluth remembers the killing of a black man years ago—and what it took to get justice served.

Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

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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.

Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine: Pleasure, Value, and Adventure Beyond Wine’s Usual Suspects

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Looking to amp up your wine knowledge? Jesse Kornbluth has just the book for you.

He’s Probably My Favorite Author. His Bestselling Book? The Razor’s Edge

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews W. Somerset Maugham’s novel.

Fifth Business

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Enough reality for one week. Fiction beckons…

Have You Gotten Your Fitbit Yet?

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews fitness’s hottest item—a wireless activity and sleep wristband.

Boots on the Ground? This Question Takes Me Back to 2003, and ‘Stuff Happens’

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews David Hare’s “Stuff Happens”.

Why Did “The Little Prince” Quotes Suddenly Appear After Robin Williams’ Death?

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Jesse Kornbluth investigates this powerful children’s book.