Book Festival Keeps the Stories Going
For four days in two locations, 22 of the country’s leading authors and thinkers gathered for the biennial Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival.
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Top Writers Give Book Festival Audience a Sobering Account of Journalism Today
A book festival audience turned out Friday evening for a panel discussion on the Martha’s Vineyard Museum lawn with three of the country’s leading journalists.
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Division Rules But Addition Makes More Sense
After nearly 20 years working in economic policy, Heather McGhee realized she needed a different approach to understand the fault lines of American division.
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Making a Case for Gene Editing as the Story of Our Future
Walter Isaacson suggests that if one is searching for a summer read, a nail-biting mystery perhaps, his latest biography on the woman behind gene editing is the way to go.
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Embedding With Extremists Does Not Lead to Empathy
When Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, attended the “DeploraBall” on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2016, he didn’t expect there to be good company.
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Edginess of Real Life Is More Than Enough
It’s a rainy evening and you turn on the television to find your favorite sitcom. A small wave of comfort washes over you and you let that feeling settle you deeper into the couch.
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Looking to Art to Tell New Story of the Cold War
In 1947, two years after the defeat of Germany, a relatively obscure, Wyoming-born artist set his canvas on the floor of his Long Island home, splattered thick beads of paint across the surface and radically changed the course of American art.
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Revisiting Anew the Tragic Loss Of Robert Kennedy and His Mission
Following Robert F. Kennedy’s path through the civil rights movement, historian Patricia Sullivan said she couldn’t help but well up with emotion writing the last few pages of her new book, Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White.
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Food for Thought: What You Eat Is a Mixed Bag of Manipulation
Mark Bittman is the author of more than 30 books, including the familiar yellow-covered household staple How to Cook Everything. But that doesn’t mean his appetite for writing about food is waning. In fact, it’s getting bigger.
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Revealing the Ugly Truth of Social Media Required Old School Journalism
Cecilia Kang is a reporter for the New York Times, covering the technology field where short and informative sentences are often the norm. Co-writing An Ugly Truth gave the author the opportunity to explore a different kind of writing, one that she missed.
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