“A Local hangout—a Pub, a Park, a Coffee Shop—Is As Important to Health As a Doctor or Therapist.”

November 2, 2019

Interview: Bob Sullivan Bob Sullivan and I have been friends for years, through the “Invisible Institute,” a terrific writers’ group to which we both belong. He’s a veteran journalist and the author of five books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Gotcha Capitalism and Stop Getting Ripped Off. He’s won many awards, such as the Society of Professional Journalists Public Service Award, a Peabody award, and the Consumer Federation of America Betty…


The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror – review roundup

Episodes by Christopher Priest; Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy; The Border Keeper by Kerstin Hall; Lord of Secrets by Breanna Teintze and Lost Acre by Andrew Caldecott In a career spanning more than 50 years, Christopher Priest has published over a dozen novels at the literary end of the speculative fiction spectrum as well as several story collections. His latest, Episodes (Gollancz, £20), gathers 11 stories first…

July 9, 2019

How Her 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Death Convinced Barbara Bush to Be Pro-Choice: ‘The Toughest Issue for Me’

April 7, 2019

“What do I feel about abortion?” That’s what former First Lady Barbara Bush wrote to herself as her husband was on the campaign trail and as she thought through one of the thorniest political issues in America. Across “four ruled sheets of paper” that were later tucked away from public view, Bush worked out exactly why she was pro-choice and how the wrenching death of her 3-year-old daughter decades earlier…