What do philosophy and retail have in common? As this article from the Economist highlights, what a few French Marxists had to say about culture and authority might provide much insight into how modern capitalist markets behave. “Modern retailers are only just getting to grips […]

Every December, many critics and writers pick their favorite books of the year. A few lists have been published: a few holiday picks from independent booksellers featured at NPR; the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2006; and the Washington Post’s Best of 2006. […]

Margaret Atwood has a review of Richard Powers’ The Echo Maker in the Dec. 21 issue of the New York Review of Books. She writes, ” there are books you read once and there are other books you read more than once because they are […]