Michele MacPhee

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What's Really Priceless? Art, Money And Fate In Tartt's 'Goldfinch'

Theo Decker is a 13-year-old boy who, in an instant, gains a masterpiece, but loses his mother — who is also a kind of masterpiece.<p>Theo and his mother are looking at a special show of old Dutch Masters at the Met, and the little boy doesn't much enjoy it — "Dutch people standing around in Dutch …

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

The Brain

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

The Blog of Barely Imagined Beings<p>Welcome to the blog of <i>The Book of Barely Imagined Beings</i>. I posted more than a thousand entries between February …

The Book Thief

• <b>Author:</b> Markus Zusak<p><b>DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.</b> <b><br>The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.</b> <i><br>When Death has a story to tell, you</i> …

The Reason I Jump

• <b>Author:</b> Naoki Higashida and Others<p><b>“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show</b><p><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b><b><br>NPR • The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish</b><p><b>FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER</b> …

An Available Man

• <b>Author:</b> Hilma Wolitzer<p>In this tender and funny novel, award-winning author Hilma Wolitzer mines the unpredictable fallout of suddenly becoming single later in life, and the chaos and joys of falling in love the second time around. When Edward Schuyler, a modest and bookish sixty-two-year-old …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Just Back From: Cruising the Galapagos Islands

A trip to the Galápagos Islands can be downright transformative—it’s little wonder that Charles Darwin learned to look at the world just a wee bit …

Galapagos

Fodor’s Approved: Editors’ All-Time Favorite Travel Wares

We all have something we wouldn’t travel without, whether it’s something that brings back memories or is some unexpected item that you’ve found one …

5 Whimsical Treehouse Hotels in Britain

What could be more romantic—or, if you’re a child, more exciting—than being tucked away in a cozy treehouse surrounded by beautiful woodlands? …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …