Andy Warhol’s Secrets for Surviving Isolation

I get sick a lot in the winter, so I spent this past January as I’ve spent many Januaries before it — in bed with a standard-issue flu. As the fever built, my mind hopscotched from one anxiety to the next. Gazing at the ceiling, I’d time-travel to the future …

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Steve Inskeep Is Drawn to Books With Nuanced Female Characters

“Years ago I read everything by Hemingway and Raymond Carver,” says the co-host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and author, most recently, of “Imperfect Union.” “It’s a different experience to read Elif Shafak and Lauren Groff.” What books are on your nightstand? It’s a stack. Here is a selection. “The Anarchy,” …

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Florida State University Child Care Policy Draws Backlash

Florida State University appears to be walking back an announcement that suggested it would not allow employees to care for children while working from home during the coronavirus outbreak. “We want to be clear — our policy does allow employees to work from home while caring for children,” the university …

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Secret Contracts Held a Surprise for Fiorentina’s New Owners

When Rocco B. Commisso completed his purchase of the Italian soccer club A.C.F. Fiorentina last summer, he described the deal as the “quickest closing in soccer history.” Flushed with excitement about owning a top-division team in the country of his birth, Commisso, the billionaire chairman of the cable provider Mediacom, …

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Jules Feiffer on His Long, Varied Career

Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Music | How to Listen Name it, and Jules Feiffer has done it. He’s a cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, illustrator and memoirist. He’s won an Oscar and a Pulitzer Prize, among other accolades. This week, he visits the podcast to discuss his career and his new …

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Frederick Douglass, Seen Up Close

In 2006, the historian David Blight had just given a talk about Frederick Douglass in Savannah, Ga., when he was introduced to Walter Evans, a retired surgeon and collector. Dr. Evans invited him to stop by the house and see his Douglass collection. Dr. Blight was cautiously intrigued. But later, …

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