November 18, 2013

Doris Lessing's Parochial Science Fiction
March 29, 1980
1:26 PM

Doris Lessing died yesterday at 94. In 1980, Ursula Le Guin revewed Lessing's attempt to write a sceince fiction epic.

Doris Lessing's First Sci-Fi Book Reads Like a Debut Novel
October 13, 1979
1:10 PM

Doris Lessing takes risks, but does not play games. One does not turn to her books for humor or wit or playfulness, nor will one find in them any game playing in the sense of one-upping, faking, posturing.

The Debate Over Snowden's Asylum in Germany Comes to Brooklyn
9:57 AM

German director Thomas Ostermeier offers one of the most thorough indictments yet seen of the culture of the American whistleblower.

November 17, 2013

High Times Magazine May Be the Most Influential Publication of Our Era
It actually changed the culture
10:00 PM

It's never won a National Magazine Award, but who cares? It actually changed our culture.

These Fringe Doctors Say They Can Cure NFL Concussion Victims
8:00 PM

A grim report on concussed athletes falling for pricey alternative medicine. Has football's brain injury crisis entered its snake-oil phase? 

Watch and Listen: Bernie Kosar, Before and After Brain-Injury Treatment
8:00 PM

A story in the current issue of The New Republic focuses on the controversial doctors who have embraced an alternative-medicine approach to the treatment of football brain injuries.

November 16, 2013

When Religion Had a Mind
The history of philosophical religion
8:00 PM

All religions have one thing in common: philosophy.

November 15, 2013

The Zen Buddhist Who Preyed on His Upper East Side Students

What happened at Manhattan's Zen Studies Society?

Politico Magazine Looks Like an In-Flight Magazine
Of Air Force One?
10:50 AM

The D.C. political paper produces a magazine. Critics pounce.