Posts Tagged: This American Life
After a year marked by several horrific mass shootings (on the heels of other years marked by somewhat fewer horrific mass shootings), gun violence has been on all our minds.
This American Life addressed the issue with a two-part episode about the daily lives of students and staff at a Chicago high school where twenty-nine students were recently shot, eight of whom died—not in one large event but in isolated shootings over a series of months....more
Elif Batuman’s book The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them combines memoir, literary criticism, and non-fiction reporting...more
This American Life has retracted its story “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory.” Ira Glass says that airing the episode was a mistake, asserting that Mike Daisey–whose one-act play was excerpted in the story—lied to Glass during the fact-checking process. Daisey has responded on his blog....more
To list all the poetry and prose concerned with love and/or anti-love would be to write a list of all the books ever written, and so below is an extraordinarily incomplete list of a few very good links I’ve recently enjoyed that are either straightforwardly or obliquely about breaking up....more