November 16, 2012 Our kids are bombarded with stresses, and sensory overload, at home, on the playground and in the classroom. Commentator Barbara J. King reads the work of Canadian psychologist Stuart Shanker and considers concrete strategies to help our children self-regulate.
November 16, 2012 Larry Rolf and Denny Daniels share an uncommon bond: They're best friends and they were both married to the same woman — though not at the same time. Their friendship, which started over Thanksgiving years ago, has continued through thick and thin.
November 16, 2012 For 18 years, Rocco Galasso was the owner and superintendent of a New York City apartment building where much of his family resided — until the day they were given notice that their building faced demolition. As his grandson remembers, that's when everything changed. See an animated video from StoryCorps.
November 15, 2012 There are some who think it might be a good idea to go over the "fiscal cliff." Gary Varvel fears what it means for the U.S. economy, while Milt Prigee sees a deep downside for President Obama.
November 14, 2012 The resignation of CIA head David Petraeus after admitting an extramarital affair has Washington tongues wagging. Lee Judge feels too much is being made of a common human failing, while Joe Heller expects there's much, much more to come.
November 14, 2012 The Bird Artist, Howard Norman's 1994 novel about the murder of a lighthouse keeper, is set in Witless Bay. Author Da Chen writes that the distinctive setting makes this novel a success. What is your favorite book with an unforgettable setting? Tell us in the comments.
November 14, 2012 Colm Toibin's latest novel reimagines the life and death of Jesus through the eyes of his mother. Elegantly subversive, The Testament of Mary examines the nature of truth and storytelling from the point of view of the world's most famous virgin.
November 13, 2012 Many demographic groups remain underrepresented in high-level government positions, including atheists — at least those out of the theistic closet. Commentator Tania Lombrozo wonders why atheists appear to be distrusted by the electorate.
November 13, 2012 One week after the 2012 election, many people still aren't clear why Mitt Romney couldn't capture the presidency. Kap thinks the former governor was undone by a gusty performance from President Obama, while Christopher Weyant ascribes Romney's loss to his changing positions on critical issues.