The Big Book - Most Commented
Jun 25, 2012
Author John Lanchester's new novel explores the lives of a group of people living in London on the eve of the 2008 financial crisis. He discusses themes from the book: the London property bubble and capital's role in our lives.
May 31, 2012
Location, location, location. Economist Enrico Moretti says in his new book that it's more important than ever to move to areas with highly educated workers in order to find employment.
May 29, 2012
Humorist Kevin Bleyer attempts to rewrite the document -- and provide a bit of history -- in his new book, "Me the People."
May 15, 2012
In "The Ball," author John Fox looks at why we play, and how we play, through the titular object.
May 9, 2012
Author Daniel Gross says that pessimism about the U.S. economy is unfounded. The rise of China and the developing world doesn't harm the U.S., but helps us.
May 8, 2012
Author Florence Williams talks about her new book, "Breasts," and how environmental pollution affects them.
May 2, 2012
Author Michael Sandel discusses what money shouldn't buy and the ethics of commodification.
May 1, 2012
A new book explores the leadership in the mega oil company, and how it affected its image in the global economy and its views on climate change.
Apr 13, 2012
It wasn't just the iceberg. A new book explores all the different circumstances that led to the demise of the ship, including the ship's wrought iron rivets.