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An Individualist Approach To The Hebrew Bible

Hebrew scripture is a “message in a bottle,” says Yoram Hazony, and in The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture, he tries […]

Conservation Biologist Explains Why ‘Feathers’ Matter

It was the absence of feathers that got conservation biologist Thor Hanson thinking about the significance of them. Hanson was […]

Mickey Edwards On Democracy’s ‘Cancer’

In his 16 years in Congress, Republican Mickey Edwards came to a strong conclusion: Political parties are the “cancer at […]

Chilling Future Awaits ‘Girl Model’ Recruits

In Girl Model, an alarming documentary about the trafficking of Russian child models to the Japanese fashion market, a garrulous […]

‘Wilderness Of Error’ Indicts U.S. Justice System

On Feb. 17, 1970, physician Jeffrey MacDonald called the police to his Fort Bragg, N.C., home. He told the responding […]

‘Children Succeed’ With Character, Not Test Scores

A child’s success can’t be measured in IQ scores, standardized tests or vocabulary quizzes, says author Paul Tough. Success, he […]

Fall Movie Preview: Bob Mondello Looks Ahead

[A special note: Bob and I, along with NPR.org movies editor Trey Graham, are headed to the Toronto International Film […]

Embracing, Then Rejecting, A Life Of Melodrama

Tara Altebrando is the author of The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life. The summer before high school, I was […]

The Writer Who Was The Voice Of A Generation

When writer David Foster Wallace committed suicide in 2008 at the age of 46, U.S. literature lost one of its […]

Behind The Lens With Obama’s ‘First Cameraman’

Many presidents have had official White House photographers, but Arun Chaudhary claims the honor of being the first official White […]

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