Author Essay

What Stephen Hawking Taught Me About Life

Leonard Mlodinow, author of Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics, reflects on all the lessons he learned from the acclaimed physicist.

By LEONARD MLODINOW • 18 hours ago
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RIF’s Favorite Reads of April 2021

Helping you sort out the best from the rest published this month.

By • 4 days ago
Author Essay

6 Works of Nonfiction that Read like Fiction

Jordan Ritter Conn, author of The Road From Raqqa, on some of his favorite true stories, all told with incredible pacing and deep empathy.

By JORDAN RITTER CONN • 1 week ago
Article

Ten Critical Moments in African American History

Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, editors of Four Hundred Souls, illuminate over 400 years of African American history. Here are ten of the most pivotal moments.

By • 4 weeks ago
Author Essay

How to Get Motivated to Read

It's not always easy to carve out time to read. Todd Henry, author of The Motivation Code, urges us to find what motivates us and start there.

By TODD HENRY • 4 weeks ago
Article

Strangers in a Strange Land: Books about the Immigrant and Refugee Experience

Roya Hakakian, author of A Beginner's Guide to America, shares meaningful books about leaving home and seeking a new one.

By ROYA HAKAKIAN • 4 weeks ago
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RIF’s Favorite Reads of March 2021

Helping you sort out the best from the rest published this month.

By • 1 month ago
Article

Books That Reveal Hidden Histories

Elizabeth Miki Brina, author of Speak, Okinawa, shares books that uncover difficult and veiled histories.

By ELIZABETH MIKI BRINA • 1 month ago