It’s getting great reviews and I am excited to start reading (as soon as I finish a very good biography): The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy and the Life of John Meynard Keynes by Zachary D. Carter. Description from the publisher: “At the dawn of World […]

I’ve just added a book to my summer reading list: Supreme Inequality by Adam Cohen. The book examines how the Supreme Court has moved in a different direction in the 50 years since the Warren court. It should be a good read. Here is a […]

For a limited time, American Masters is streaming its latest documentary for free: Miles Davis: Birth of Cool. From the producer: “Discover the man behind the legend. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his […]

This is a documentary I can’t wait to see: The Booksellers. It opens March 6. From the producer’s description: “Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play […]

Can journalism be saved? That’s the question and the title of Nicholas Lemann’s new piece in the New York Review of Books. Lemann examines the issue by reviewing many of the recent books written on the crisis the industry has faced in recent years. One […]

Poynter has a good story that looks at how REI transitioned from using a traditional catalog to publishing a magazine called Uncommon Path. As the article points out, this “uncommon path” of producing a magazine may actually becoming more common as corporate marketers continue to […]

It’s the holiday season, and it’s also the time of year when media outlets publish their lists for the best books of the year. Here are just a few: The Best of 2019 NPR’s favorite books of the year New York Times 10 Best Books […]

This new release is on my reading list this month, and I can’t wait to read it: The History of Philosophy by A. C. Grayling. From the publisher: “The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from […]

Twenty-five years ago, a man in New York set aside some old recordings he found in his basement. He finally got around to investigating his find and he discovered that he had rare broadcasts of World War II, including this one made during the D-Day […]

I recently finished How to Be a Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci, which I thought was a very good introduction to the ancient philosophy. Here is his introduction video from TEDx on the same subject: