Book Review | Dec 03, 2013
Half travel book, half fancy, Michael Jacobs' The Robber of Memories imagines Columbia's tumultuous Magdalena as a river of myth, able to steal the memories of anyone who drinks its waters. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Nov 30, 2013
This year's batch of kid lit picks by Hucklebee's Book Store co-owner Valerie Lewis features stories about people solving problems. By Cy Musiker
Literature | Nov 30, 2013
A collection of rad children's books by some of our favorite artists, most of them local. By Kristin Farr
Literature | Nov 18, 2013
Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, a literary journal known for publishing experimental fiction and emerging writers alongside household names, celebrates its 15th birthday with an anthology of selected works. Editor Dave Eggers remembers the magazine's early days, when it was a "land of misfit writings" that had been rejected from more mainstream publications. By NPR Staff
Book Review | Oct 30, 2013
Dave Eggers latest novel takes current social media trends into the not-so-distant future. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Event | Oct 17, 2013
Lit Crawl is a one-night literary extravaganza (83 events, 517 writers in 3 hours) that takes over San Francisco's Mission District every year at the close of the annual Litquake festival. These four curated adventures -- with printable maps -- just scratch the surface. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Oct 13, 2013
I got some of my favorite recipes from fictional people and so can you! By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Oct 09, 2013
This year the festival is featuring 850 writers over the course of a week, so it's pretty near impossible to pick just a few to attend. Litquake is a marathon, not a sprint. Pace yourself, drink plenty of liquids, start with these nine events -- and then go from there. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Sep 09, 2013
In fall, publishers release their “big books.” Here are eight of the more intriguing titles. By Oscar Villalon
Book Review | Aug 31, 2013
Subtitled "An Autobiography of My Appetites," Kate Christensen's memoir chronicles her unusual upbringing and complex relationship with food. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, examines why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.
Religion scholar Karen Armstrong describes how compassion is the core principle in all world religions — in the form of the golden rule.
Author Robert Wright says humans are not only wired to be compassionate but we have evolved to feel compassion out of self-interest.
Journalist and broadcaster Krista Tippett argues that overtly saintly and sappy connotations have made us lose touch with the true meaning of compassion — so she proposes a linguistic revival.
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