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Jan 28, 2017

Best known for his work with Peter, Paul and Mary, he has much to say about music as a political force, but his most surprising comment was this: even when writing songs, he thinks visually, in shapes not sounds. And he has great stories about "the most feared person in Greenwich Village" and Mary before she had bangs....

Jan 21, 2017

Among life's most liberating experiences is finding yourself unambiguously wrong: your mind is cleared of can't, and the world is transformed. (This requires the wit to perceive your error and the courage to acknowledge it, apparently not presidential qualities.) Max Krohn, a cofounder of SparkNotes and OKCupid,...

Jan 14, 2017

Is meditation fundamentally conservative, a spiritual tranquilizer that helps us accept circumstances we'd do better to oppose? Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg demurs. Used properly, these techniques can help us gain the clarity and calm to take action. Plus she offers a paean to the Statue of Liberty as...