Three books. Different stories, but the same message. Kyle D’Souza reflects on the search for meaning which unites us all.
Martyn Burke – novelist, documentarian, director, writer – has been around the block once or twice. His list of successful literary and cinematic achievements continues to fill his pocket full. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, traveling to various war zones in Afghanistan and working in Los Angeles (where he now lives), Mr. Burke has…
“Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life” is inspired by David Evans and William Burnett’s popular upperclassmen course ME 104B. The book is a New York Times bestseller.
A carefully curated schedule from a young age featuring the right tutors, classes and extracurriculars may get you into your school of choice. But what happens once you get there?
In memory of writer-director Nora Ephron, the master of intelligent romantic comedies who died on June 26, Intermission presents a list of Ephron’s greatest achievements in entertainment.
It’s crazy that the little things that used to make us so happy are the first things to go once we get too busy.
I’m seated across from acclaimed graphic novelist and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi in a smoky (thanks to her) suite in San Francisco’s ritzy Fairmont Hotel. The author of the autobiographical “Persepolis” is every bit an extension of the outspoken, headstrong young heroine portrayed in the books, so I suppose it should be no surprise that our conversation, which began with her latest film “Chicken with Plums,” has gradually migrated into uncharted territory, encompassing death, creativity and, at the moment, the American Dream. Satrapi, as I quickly discover, has an opinion on everything.
The astrophysicist and prolific science writer Neil deGrasse Tyson, popularly hailed as the intellectual heir of the late Carl Sagan, has recently published a collection of essays and interviews, entitled “Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier” (W. W. Norton, Feb. 2012). In a style reminiscent of the bestselling “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman,” “Space Chronicles” discusses such varied topics as the history and future of space exploration, the state of science education in the United States and the continued relevance of NASA in today’s political discourse.