Terri Epstein

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Belly Rub

<i>“[P]et owners, especially those with large and less-than-beloved breeds of dog, say it has become ever harder to find a welcoming apartment….</i> …

Pets

Dickinson & Higginson

On this day in 1862, thirty-one-year-old Emily Dickinson sent the second of her famous letters to the critic Thomas Wentworth Higginson. In a recent</i> …

Literature

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Click here to buy <i>Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls</i> by David Sedaris.<p>Ward’s <b>Drawn to Read</b> appears monthly in the Barnes & Noble Review. Click here to …

Barnes & Noble

My Beloved Brontosaurus

<b>Let’s</b> face it: dinosaurs are simply cool. We all remember learning about them with glee. When I was five, I had a friend named Raza Lawrence, and we …

Paleontology

Painting Painters

<b>Profiles of the artists who’ve captivated our culture.</b><p><b>Cézanne: A Life</b><br>By Alex Danchev<p>Paul Cézanne — the Postimpressionist whose vibrant brushstrokes …

Art

Emerson Remembered

On this day in 1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson died, aged seventy-eight. Though Emerson’s last decade was one of increasing debility, the Sage of Concord …

The Hard Luck and Beautiful Life of Liam Neeson

Actor, ass-kicker, widower, philosophizer, big man, funny man, capable drinker of pinot noir: may we introduce to you, the man you've known for all these years<p><i>Originally published in the March issue</i><p><b>Liam Neeson and I</b> last spoke a week before I wrote this sentence. At that time, I asked him what he …

Free at Last: The Robert Redford Story

He's always been obsessed with the American way of winning and losing, the blessing also being the curse. It's the subject of much of his career and the substance of much of his life. PLUS: The Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Photos of Redford from 1959<p><i>Published in the April 2013 issue</i><p><b>The war is over,</b> …

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris – review

Thousands of feet up in the air, David Byrne looks down at the land beneath him. He sees a baseball diamond, a school and houses, restaurants and …

Leon Kossoff's love affair with London

Last summer, during the Olympics, the painter Leon Kossoff found himself back in the East End of London, in Arnold Circus in Shoreditch. "It was a …

Just In Time For Poetry Month, Four Fantastic Books Of Verse

April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate than with new poetry releases? Here are four of this month's highlights — a new translation, a "best of" collection, a "collected works" worth revisiting and a camera-eye view of the world.<p><b>The Divine Comedy</b><p>The season premiere of <i>Mad …

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorised Biography, Volume One: Not for Turning by Charles Moore – review

It is a tricky deal being an authorised biographer. Charles Moore's big advantage over those who have previously tackled Margaret Thatcher is that he …

Sex began 50 years ago, Larkin said. How has the Earth moved since 1963?

One of Philip Larkin's best-known poems, Annus Mirabilis, picks on 1963 as the year when sex was invented in Britain. The poet may not have been …

PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of April 29, 2013

<i>Originally published by Publishers Weekly</i><p>This week, Frank Bidart's latest, Eve Ensler gets personal, and the biological roots of crime. Plus: a memoir by Edna O'Brien.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The Best New Books for the Week of April 29, 2013<p>Read more at Publishers Weekly

New Yorker April 29, 2013 Issue Features Almost All Male Writers

The <i>New Yorker</i> regularly publishes theme issues -- the Journeys issue, the Style issue, the Money issue, etc. -- but for the April 29, 2013 edition, the magazine seems to have a different theme.<p>Friday writer Ann Friedman took a photo of her copy's table of contents and tweeted,<p>The Frisky blogger …

Amazon Cracks Down On Kindle Books Under 2,500 Words - GalleyCat

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing is reportedly planning to remove Kindle books that have fewer than 2,500 words.<p>Read more on www.mediabistro.com

Winnie The Pooh Author AA Milne Was First World War Propagandist | Books | The Guardian

AA Milne famously denounced war in his pacifist essay Peace with Honour, but classified documents found in an old trunk reveal the author of Winnie the Pooh was recruited by a secret propaganda unit during the first world war.<p>Read more on www.guardian.co.uk

Best of all things are the lights in the sky but what I am seeking is sleep. Or not sleep exactly, because of the dreams and the damage they do, but places to sleep, on the ground, in the middles of cities that are strange to me: cots that cost nothing, whatever the slant, spots that are mine at nightfall, favorable places the size of my body. where grass grows out of the brickwork, under the stars or the lights of the tunnels. —Thomas Frick, “Sleep,” from issue 114, Spring 1990. Photography Credit Sugimoto Hiroshi.

Michael Sandel: This much I know

<b>In the past few years</b> we have moved from having a market economy to living in a market society, in which just about everything is up for sale.<p><b>I am</b> …

Out in the Great Alone

• Email<p>May 5, 2013<p>Brian Phillips<p>Brian Phillips (@runofplay) is a staff writer for Grantland.<p>Follow on Twitter<p>Facebook<p>Twitter<p>Facebook …

Mark Zuckerberg adds Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer to his FWD.us lobbying group

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched an immigration reform group, FWD.us, earlier this month, designed to promote innovation and investment in the US jobs market. After teaming up with some high-profile technology executives and venture capitalists to form the group, Zuckerberg is adding some …

After long battle, Uber becomes first taxi app to get approved in New York City

Looks like New York City isn't going to hold a grudge against Uber for attempting to launch its taxi-hailing service without permission last summer. The San Francisco startup just became the first company to be approved under New York's new pilot program, which will allow selected companies to …

Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg: $845 million a year

Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg scores mega-sized gain from restricted shares that vested last year.<p>Seems like the whole world knows Mark Zuckerberg got $2.3 billion after Facebook went public last May. Turns out Sheryl Sandberg, an executive he lured away from Internet giant Google, did …

Apple 'Hitting the Road' With New Tech Talks Tour for Developers This Fall

Apple today announced on its developer news website that it will be "hitting the road" with individual Tech Talk sessions for developers this fall (via <i>The Next Web</i>). The news comes a day after tickets for the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) sold out in two minutes.<p>Enthusiasm for …

Children and apps: Should we fear the iNanny?

It's Saturday morning and my children bunch together on the sofa, limbs entwined but minds very much elsewhere, hurled into their several worlds …

Mark Zuckerberg joins the $1 salary club

Facebook confirmed in a filing that Mark Zuckerberg, the social network’s founder and CEO, is making a salary of $1 this year and foregoing any bonuses, as well.<p>But he’s not exactly taking a vow of poverty. When Facebook went public last year, Zuckerberg exercised 60 million stock options, then …

Silicon Valley

Amazon is going to do to enterprise cloud companies exactly what it did to book stores

“I find it really hard to believe that we cannot collectively beat a company that sells books,” said Carl Eschenbach, the chief operating officer of VMWare, at the company’s recent annual confab with its partners and resellers. VMWare competes with Amazon to provide businesses with computing and IT …

Cloud Computing

Google’s executives make it rain but Apple’s cause a downpour

Google surprised many this week when it revealed executive compensation for 2012. The annual statement showed that Nikesh Arora, Google’s chief business officer, was paid more than any other named executive in the company: $51 million in salary, bonus, stock, and options grants.<p>As large as his …

Silicon Valley

Amazon Creeping Up On Google and Apple in Key Markets

The Apps market is the unsung hero of Apple and Google‘s platform and ecosystem businesses. Apple brings in at least $20 billion in revenue from its App Store and iTunes, and the figure is likely to be closer to $23 billion.<p>Google is thought to draw in about a quarter of Apple apps revenues, and is …

Synergist Founder Hopes To Raise $25K Using The Company’s Own Crowdfunding Platform

Sites like Kickstarter have been used to crowdfund a wide range of projects, but I don’t think they’ve ever done what Synergist is attempting today — they’ve never crowdfunded themselves.<p>The site was founded by 17-year-old Jared Kleinert, who described Synergist as a mix of crowdsourcing and …