The Festival Beat

January 16, 2020
How Happy Are We?

Finding the keys to happiness, says Dr. Laurie Santos, requires tapping into our primate brains, and observing the behavior and activities of those who report being very happy. And the results are often surprising, but also uplifting.

January 9, 2020
Truth-telling and story above all else

Roz Chast goes through the world with the eyes of a cartoonist, of a graphic storyteller who is constantly identifying and lampooning the ever anxious and self-conscious American middle class.

December 18, 2019
Star Wars Secrets

With the arrival of the final Star Wars film, we thought it would be a good time to share some interesting facts we have dug up on the franchise.

December 12, 2019
The Truth and Power in Jesmyn Ward's Fiction

“Ward is one of those rare writers who’s traveled across America’s deepening class rift with her sense of truth intact.” – The Los Angeles Times

December 5, 2019
Three years ago, Miloš Karadaglić was at the pinnacle of his career

It was about to all come crashing down...

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