It seems safe to say that Sam Savage is a modern master of the monologue—a label that might be applied to him by one of his own characters, sarcastically, and probably in italics. Savage, who lives in Wisconsin, is also a national... Read More
Journalist Mei-Ling Hopgood’s book encourages thinking outside the Wonder bread version of US parenting. "How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm" (the baby is kept in a carrier made of animal hides, close to the mother’s body, and... Read More
This illuminating collection of essays by field biologists, written from the late ‘90s through the mid-2000s, touches frequently on a disturbing albeit expected topic: the great apes’ declining numbers, due to disease transmitted by... Read More
Poor Alfred Buber! The homely, chubby child immigrant from Rhodesia worked his way up from practically nothing to the top of a Boston law firm but lives as a visitor in America, in his own home, and in his own skin. He is gifted,... Read More
Before about 1900, American presidents rarely spoke directly to the public, and doing so was considered to be in such bad taste that one of the articles of impeachment against Andrew Johnson accused him of going on a speaking tour. It... Read More
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