Why it's important for communities to have bookstores

Jun 27, 2011
Author Ann Patchett discusses what it's like to open her own bookstore and what she finds most surprising about her entrepreneurial efforts.
Posted In: Books

You Must Go and Win: Life in the indie rock trenches

Jun 24, 2011
Singer/songwriter Alina Simone discusses her new book, life as a struggling musician, and what compels her to continue pursuing music.
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Feeling neutral about New York City

Jun 20, 2011
Avery Monsen, co-author of the new book <em>I Feel Relatively Neutral About New York</em>, explains his thoughts about the Big Apple.
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The U.S. car industry's downfall: Putting numbers before design

Jun 13, 2011
Bob Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors, discusses why U.S. carmakers find themselves in their current predicament and why he never became CEO of GM.
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Writing about the humanity in work

Jun 7, 2011
Author Daniel Orozco discusses his new collection of short stories, "Orientation," why he writes about work, and how much of his fiction is influenced by experience.
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2030: Albert Brooks' somber look at America's future

Jun 3, 2011
Albert Brooks discusses his new novel, "2030," his vision of the future, and how concerned he is about what's happening in the U.S. right now.
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Twitter book club

May 27, 2011
1book140 is a new book club founded by editors at The Atlantic and Jeff Howe, a journalism professor at Northeastern University. They took some 300...
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The 'reckless' behavior that led to the financial crisis

May 26, 2011
Gretchen Morgenson, co-author of the book "Reckless Endangerment," discusses the role housing and real estate played in the financial crisis.
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Kissinger on China -- past and present

May 18, 2011
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discusses what it was like the first time he visited Beijing in 1971, the nation's economic rise, and whether U.S. worries about China are justified.
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The human costs of Nigeria's oil industry

May 16, 2011
Nigerian novelist Helon Habila discusses Nigeria's oil industry and whether it can live without the black gold.
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