The Independent Bookseller

Last week, Jenny’s post about the future of bookselling popped into my feed reader and it stuck a chord with me. Independent booksellers are close to my heart. It’s all tied up with family too. My mother is an independent bookseller. To understand why she does it, you have to understand her. After raising a third (and surprise) baby to school-going age, she decided she had enough of […]

On investigative economic reporting and This American Life

The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of home decorating. Bit by bit, I’ve been working through the podcast archive of WBEZ’s This American Life. Where the archive really shines is in its economic analysis pieces. Two years ago as Lehman Brothers collapsed and AIG fell, This American Life began to try to […]