ANNA KARENINA

Any fan of stories that involve juicy subjects like adultery, gambling, marriage plots, and, well, Russian feudalism, would instantly place Anna Karenina at the peak of their “greatest novels” list. A…

MACHINE

You never really gave me your heart You left me at the threshold Barricading my feelings to a corner With the facade of an open door I could never really infiltrate You sapped all I had to give Roping…

5 Good Summer Reads

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than usual to books that took me outside (and I don’t mean …

From Coal Country to Yale

  I am not a self-made man. My parents started me off in life with every possible advantage—from great schools to constant encouragement to patience with my many quirks. So the disadvantaged world J.D…