dave eggers

The big-screen adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel fails to make a point.
Watson's character in the film, out Friday, undergoes a level of scrutiny not unlike that of A-list stars.
"The C-minus guy who sat behind you in history and poked you with his pencil and smirked."
One hashtag, but so many reasons #whywritingmatters.
This is big news in the college application world. It's not quite landing on the moon or Beyoncé having a baby, but the twitosphere is aflame this morning.
Whether you're a film aficionado, a young collector, a fan of emerging art or merely interested in getting a finger on the pulse of what's going on in the art world at the present moment, there's plenty to do.
This month we're joined by award-winning playwright, journalist, and humorist Wajahat Ali for a far-ranging conversation that starts with a lengthy discussion about the recent tragic shooting of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, NC.
I'm all for films, as Jafar Panahi says in his latest Taxi, showing here in Berlinale: "All films are worth watching; it just depends on your taste." But perhaps I wish, deep down inside, as a human being, that our collective taste was just more about peace and love. Without so much blood, so many guns.
Do you see a problem here? Is something missing from the lesson taught? I think there is. And it is a common problem in the social studies -- in history, sociology, anthropology, even education. The issue, as is so often the case, is power.
Jamison signed a major book deal with Little, Brown in the wake of The Empathy Exams' runaway success, underscoring the role
As I was driving home, I kept hearing him say that in my head. It made me happy to think that through a simple act I had given this man rest, that for this night, our night, we both felt whole and human for encountering each other.
Welcome to my first end-of-year roundup. I have read a lot of good contemporary literature this year -- more than usual, because I've been doing some official reviewing -- though I don't claim to have an exhaustive sample.
Americans who haven't given up on liberal democracy should pay close attention to what's going on behind Singapore's glittering facade before they praise Yale's role in plunging Yale-NUS' idealistic young students and faculty into a reinvention of liberal education there.
I've also read a lot of good books, and a couple of superior ones. And so, here are my top 10 books I'd be asking for this holiday season (or buying for myself) if I hadn't already read them.