Starring, two tales that feel deeply personal: a new book about recovering from addiction and a small-but-mighty examination of still life painting’s undying influence.
Some renowned novels that cover tough topics, from AIDs to alcoholism; a collection of short stories by one of my new favorite Chicago writers; and a controversial self-help book that promises an antidote to chaos.
The scholars answer questions about their new book, “The Middle Ages In 50 Objects,” and choose items from contemporary culture that they think future historians would find important. Plus, get a sneak peek inside this entertaining art historical analysis.
A refreshing recipe with a homemade syrup that’s as easy as that warm spring breeze (finally!). Justin and I talk about the “Roseanne reboot,” banned words, and the dynamics of coffee shops as public spaces and what’s reasonable to expect as a customer (or, as in a recent case, a non-customer).
Michael McCormack’s new book began as a letter of complaint to his father, who was a world champion football player (Cleveland ftw! For once!), NFL coach, and hall of famer. As he wrote, though, it turned into something much bigger.