As we wrap up the year, here's a list of 2009's top-visited posts. The diversity of the list provides a good representation of the topics we cover here. Thanks for reading, and see you in 2010! Jay Wexler: Ginsburg Grants...
16 posts from December 2009
Out Front Colorado named David Plante's The Pure Lover one of its top 10 nonfiction titles of the year: When a writer as profoundly able as Plante pens a lament for his lost companion, the result is a fierce encapsulation...
Danielle Ofri is a physician at Bellevue, a public hospital. Recently, she found herself interacting with Bellevue not as a doctor but rather as the parent of a patient.
Several Beacon Press books have made it onto Holiday gift-giving lists. Here's a quick look at a handful of them. You can get 20% off any of these titles, or any other Beacon Press book, at the Beacon Press website...
The lack of damage control for harm already done to these children along with the damage the juvenile justice system inflicts on them can only make things worse for our society as time goes on.
S. Craig Watkins looks at six ways in which social media is changing the business and culture of professional sports.
Cesar Cota was the first in his family to attend college. "Now it's hard to achieve my dream," he says, "because the state put higher fees on us, and cut services and classes."
On December 13th, the History Channel will premiere "The People Speak," based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."
Yesterday, President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. We turned for comment on the President's lecture to Mary Frances Berry, co-editor (with former Clinton speechwriter Josh Gottheimer) of a forthcoming Beacon Press book about the speeches of Barack Obama.
Today's post is from Bill Gates, Sr. is a retired Seattle attorney and author of Showing Up for Life, and Chuck Collins, co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good. They are co-authors of Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should...
A look at items of interest online and in the media.
It seems but a few evenings ago when the soft calming chirp of crickets gave measure to the warm breeze. That was early September. Now, in late November, only strong, cold winds blow across Stone Prairie Farm. And the crickets are burrowed in for winter and silent.
While the healthcare debate rages on, Carole Joffe shares stories of women and families who have been affected by difficult health decisions and widely varying insurance coverage for medically necessary abortion.
Mark Hyman, author of Until is Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and How it Harms Our Kids, reviews the latest feel-good sports film, The Blind Side.
Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of Interfaith Youth Core, won the 2010 Louisville Grawemeyer award in religion for his autobiography, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
A look at how prisons fail the mentally ill from David Chura, author of I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine: Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup.