Replace notes with words and you might say that reading Miller is similar to Mingus "thinking on a piano."
British fantasy writer Sir Terry Pratchett advocates a right to "early death." Video of his Richard Dimbleby Lecture.
A reflection on the enduring imprint of fictional characters like J.D. Salinger's Holden Caufield.
Compelling video of elephants mourning the death of a calf, and a magnificent segment on the secret language of elephants.
"I am building my capacity for love now, so it can sustain me later." —Alanna Shaikh, on Alzheimer's lessons and the love of her father.
Studs Terkel's death reminds our online editor of the opportunity he passed up.