Occasional infidelity adds excitement to Dan Savage’s marriage. He’s not afraid of talking about that. What he doesn’t like discussing is money.
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“I sort of love imagining a small army of 22-year-old men who are just like, ‘Fuck that book, I wish it was never published,’” the writer says of her own work.
The Education of Little Tree, by Forrest Carter, is marketed as a simple homespun autobiography of a Cherokee orphan. But the book is not at all what it seems. Its author shared a deep secret with the segregationist speechwriter Asa Carter. A non-narrated version of this story was originally produced for Radio Diaries.
Does marriage make you happier? Is divorce as common as we think? How is the institution perceived these days, and has it outlived its original purpose? Listen to Part 2.
It’s happened to you. A song comes over the radio, and, in just a few notes, you’ve been transported to some personal history, awash in memory and all its image and emotion.
A conversation between Lena Dunham and Judy Blume.
“Put me anywhere,” the writer says. “I’ll find human beings, I’ll find human interest, I’ll find literature…the weirder, or maybe the less explored the place, the better.”
What happens when one song changes the course of your life?
“The zone” is a sort of trance state that gamblers experience while they’re playing. One’s sense of time, space, body, and sense of self can disappear. So there’s an imperative to design against interruption.
Lewis Greenberg is fighting to preserve a giant installation in his yard, Holocaust Revisited. He calls the neighbors who object Nazis, but it’s not nearly so black and white.