Twenty-three new MacArthur Fellowships were announced this week, and they included one Random House author and one man who is the subject of a forthcoming Random House book. Honored were fiction writer Yiyun Li, whose understated and elegant stories made her one of Dave’s staff picks when her book A Thousand Years of Good Prayers came […]

Debuting in select theaters later this month, “Waiting for Superman,” a documentary on America’s educational system made by the same guy who brought us “An Inconvenient Truth” is already causing a lot of controversy. I won’t even try explaining the discussion’s myriad complexities here, but New York Magazine has done a pretty swell job of it in their latest […]