#TuesdayThought: Academy Awards edition January 23, 2018 “You may have a frest start at any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” — Mary Pickford Did you know that silent film star Mary Pickford was one of the …
Finding granola, hummus, organic produce and whole grains is easy now, but it wasn’t always. Jonathan Kauffman’s new book, Hippie Food, explores the people and places that expanded America’s palate. (Image credit: Evening Standard/Getty Images)
Sigrid Nunez’s new novel follows a woman mourning the suicide of a close friend, mentor and fellow writer — and the upheaval after she reluctantly takes in his huge, bereft (and smelly) Great Dane. (Image credit: Eslah Attar/NPR)
We’ve all experienced miscommunications. Their consequences can range from hilarious… to disastrous. The actor Alan Alda — yes, that Alan Alda — wants to help us avoid them. (Image credit: Jhon Ochoa, Photo-illustration: Renee Klahr/NPR)
Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are experts in what makes democracies healthy — and what leads to their collapse. They warn that American democracy is in trouble.
Leila Slimani’s taut new novel centers on a nanny who kills her two young charges. Critic Maureen Corrigan says despite its retrograde message, The Perfect Nanny is a guilty pleasure. (Image credit: Eslah Attar/NPR)