The federal environmental protection agency has rejected a plan by New York Governor Amdrew Cuomo to raid the state’s clean water fund to help pay for the New York Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.
The odds are good that you know a narcissist. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate—the center of attention.
Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: entertainers, politicians, business people, your neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to your not being overtaken by them, says Jeffrey Kluger, in his provocative new book, The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed - in Your World.
Yaddo – the National Historic Landmark and privates artists’ colony in Saratoga Springs - will open this weekend for guided public tours for the first time in 3 years and only the 6th time in their history. Artists who have worked at Yaddo have won 71 Pulitzer Prizes, 29 MacArthur Fellowships, 68 National Book Awards, 42 National Book Critics Circle Awards and even a Nobel Prize to Saul Bellow.
This weekend you can see the very walls they stared at while waiting to create and the spaces that surrounded them while they ultimately did write, compose, choreograph, paint, print, sculpt and film.
This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier and Chrysler Szarlan of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.
List: The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland The Italian Wife by Ann Hood The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian Haney Lopez To the Village Square by Lionel Delevingne The Roosevelts: An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns Plant Power by Nava Atlas