Jesse Kornbluth helps you remember the legend of Bob Dylan.
“Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World” introduces an antidote to faceless, placeless sprawl — small scale neighborhoods where people can easily know one another.
Jesse Kornbluth rounds up the best of the best for some gift ideas.
A curious story involving not only the Snow Goose, the Canada-bred wanderer of the airways, but also a couple and their travels. In print in this small hardcover gift format since 1941.
A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine’s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric.
A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel, and now the second is on it’s way.
The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century.
Brecht was a prolific poet. A popular poet. And one who has surprising relevance now.
Hospitality. Giving the customer more than she paid for. A credible smile. Kindness. Do these intangibles matter?
John Steinbeck wrote with a Blackwing. Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Quincy Jones used Blackwings for scores. Chuck Jones drew cartoon figures with Blackwings. How good are they? This good…
Parents, educators, clinicians — and some kids — are less than thrilled with “13 Reasons Why,” the Netflix series about a teenage girl who kills herself after being humiliated by a baker’s dozen of bullies.
In Mind over Meds, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil alerts readers to the problem of overmedication, and outlines when medicine is necessary, and when it is not. Jesse Kornbluth reviews here.
“A Dangling House” is a thin book. Its 47 poems fill just 61 pages, and there’s plenty of white space on those pages. But they’re pure protein.
Jesse Kornbluth shares the necessary genius of Bill Hicks.
Meet some “ordinary” people: They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45.
Craig Finn does what John Prine and Bruce Springsteen would do: he creates vivid music that works in your head like a movie. Jesse Kornbluth reviews here.