Since 1985, the Pew Research Center has tracked the public opinion about the national news media. Its most recent data is quite alarming: Opinions now equal or surpass all-time highs on nine of 12 core measures. A bright spot: As bad as it is for […]

The opening paragraph from Elizabeth Minkel’s article in The New Yorker certainly caught my attention. Could it be true that the decline of reading may be on the reverse? Dana Gioia, the chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts, reports that more Americans are […]

I just received my copy of a new book written by historian Stephen Greenblatt called The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. The book tells the story of an ancient manuscript that changed how we look at the world. Here is the overview from Barnes […]

The world has lost a true visionary. You may find a wonderful tribute to Steve Jobs over at Apple Insider. Jobs indeed left a legacy of “applied technology that shifted the course of human progress in dramatic ways.” He wasn’t just a programmer, or simply […]

A couple of years ago, I purshaced David Michaelis’ acclaimed biography called Schulz and Peanuts. I plan to read it this winter. I recently came across this video that makes me want to read it all the more.