Willis Conover, the Voice of America disc jockey who fought the Cold War with cool music, captured the hearts and liberated the spirits of millions of listeners behind the Iron Curtain beginning in 1955 when his show first when on the air.
The folks who hang out at the Writers House have book recommendations for the holidays. Yesterday I walked around the house — room to room — talking to people about new books. Listen to our "holiday books" podcast by going here and clicking on podcast #11.
A nice blog response to the New York Timespiece than ran yesterday: "The [Writers] House reminds me of everything I love about universities — that in addition to being places to work and to learn, they can also be a home.