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The data is in: we’re buying the books. You might have even seen the screenshot circulating as a sign of hope. The top non-fiction titles on the New York Times Bestseller list are all about race and criminal justice.
There’s one phrase that keeps shouting at me over all the images of the protests. The phrase comes from Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book, Between the World and Me (2015).
Reflecting on his childhood, Coates describes what it was like growing up as a black boy in the United States. The phrase that haunts me today appears in that account. Coates says he learned to be “powerfully afraid.”
Gullibility kills. That’s the last line of Carl Sagan’s essay, “The Fine Art of Baloney Detection.” When it comes to baloney, we’re at Code Red.
I haven’t read Ryan Holiday’s recent book, but I’ve started to suspect that this is the right time for it. The title is “Stillness is the Key.”
We’re all asking one another, “how are you holding up?” The standard response usually starts with a deep breath and includes some bad joke.
We’re looking for a new approach to our standard greetings. The usual ones don’t seem to do enough to recognize that we’re all keeping a safe distance from one another.
This is a moment when we need everyone to get it. Dr. Sanjay Gupta told late-night host Stephen Colbert that he thought we were. People are starting to get this, Gupta said, "I have an obligation now, not just for my health, my family's health, but for your health and...
Big announcements of Democratic candidates dropping out of the 2020 presidential race have shaped the news this week. While the media has talked for some time about a contest that quickly excluded candidates of color, Elizabeth Warren was the last woman standing until...
I want to share a call to arms: "Less despair. More repair." So says Austin Kleon, a local artist and writer here in Austin, Texas. His most recent book Keep Going wants readers to persist in their creative pursuits. I'm borrowing this call for resolve in the...