May 16, 2013 — Also: Afaa Michael Weaver on being a black poet abroad; ebook sales jumped 44 percent last year; Cormac McCarthy's beach body.
May 14, 2013 — Also: Illinois school district bans The Perks of Being a Wallflower; W.H. Auden's 1939 journal discovered; Bret Easton Ellis on gay stereotypes.
Apr 10, 2013 — Also: David Axelrod is writing a memoir; a Kindle creator has choice words for Amazon; Matthew Specktor on the purpose of literature.
Mar 18, 2013 — The graphic memoir about growing up in revolutionary Iran has been pulled from 7th grade classrooms. Also: An "obituary" for Philip Roth's alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman; the resurgence of independent bookstores; and the best books coming out this week.
Feb 21, 2013 — Also: Bill O'Reilly has a new book; George Saunders g-chats The Paris Review; and Batwoman is getting married.
Oct 1, 2012 — The cloud's vast computing power is making it easier and less expensive for companies and clinicians to discover new drugs and new medical treatments. Analyzing data that used to take years and tens of millions of dollars can now be done for a fraction of that amount.
May 3, 2012 — Language is a social tool, shaped by cultural values more than fixed biology — so says one linguist whose work in the Amazon stirs controversy. Commentator Barbara J. King explains why this debate about the underpinnings of language makes for good science.
Apr 26, 2012 — Forget language genes or innate linguistic universals; language is not only learned, it's also powerfully shaped by the culture we live in. Fieldwork among Brazilian Indians led linguist Dan Everett to see culture as the leading determinant of language.
Apr 11, 2012 — The Justice Department's concerns stem from the way e-books have been priced since Apple introduced the iPad. Apple and other companies have denied any wrongdoing and say they have improved competition.
Jan 26, 2012 — As Amazonian deforestation increases, archaeological sites emerge that tell a surprising tale about how forest peoples, hundreds of years ago, farmed intensively and creatively. Should this knowledge impact how we plan for Amazonian conservation today?