Instead of returning anger with anger, Robert Thurman advocates the practice of lovingkindness, a translation of the Pali word mettā that is found in the original Buddhist texts.
Futurist and learning expert Elliott Masie explains how setting up hackathons can help successful companies find unique and creative solutions.
Interest rates are low. Construction unemployment is high. There's no better time to invest in major infrastructure projects. Larry Summers asks what we're waiting for.
"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."
The holiday season is a zone of attrition in which a lot of folks get dumped by their significant others. In a post from earlier today, Alice Pfeiffer of The Guardian says to let your wardrobe help you through...
The revelation that Santa Claus is more an idea than a man can be a major turning point in a child's life. Is he a "training-wheels Jesus" or a way to introduce children to cynical disillusionment?
Nathaniel Rich lives in New York City, where he is an editor at The Paris Review. He is the author of San Francisco Noir and The Mayor's Tongue is his first novel.
The reason for writing the book in secret.
Before the Paris Review, Rich worked at The New York Review of Books. Here he discusses what he learned from NYRB's editor, Bob Silvers.
Rich's editorial process looks like stacks and stacks of paper.
Rich wrote his novel in secret.
The crucial role of miscommunication.
It's not magical realism, Rich says. It's closer to Bulgakov's style.
A summer in Trieste inspired Rich's first novel.
The five books Rich can't live without.
Benjamin Percy, Jesse Ball to start.
It started with an early obsession with Stephen King.