Best Books of 2014 - Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End
In Being Mortal,the ever thoughtful surgeon and author Atul Gawande asks us to think about what it really means to age gracefully and die with dignity when modern medicine can do so much to extend life. And challenges us to examine the real costs of prolonged medical treatment when the evidence is mounting that we are not necessarily improving life at the end.
NPR's Best Teen Novels The Perks Of Being A Wallflower In a thought-provoking, coming-of-age novel, teenager Charlie struggles to cope with the complex world of high school. He deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs and the pain of losing a close friend and favorite aunt.
You Wont - 4.13.12. Their "charming," "infectious," smartly-crafted" and "thought-provoking" music has been compared to Vampire Weekend and the Shins, earning them rave reviews from The New York Times, The New Yorker, SPIN Magazine, KEXP Radio, NPR, and Paste (just to name a few).
Critics Consensus: Merchants of Doubt is a thought-provoking documentary assembled with energy and style, even if it doesn't dig as deep as it could. - http://www.npr.org/2015/03/06/391269315/merchants-of-doubt-explores-work-of-climate-change-deniers
'Space Chronicles': Why Exploring Space Still Matters
Space Chronicles, by Neil deGrassi Tyson. A thought-provoking, humorous collection on NASA & future of space travel. Tyson is rare breed of astrophysicist, one who can speak as easily & brilliantly with popular audiences as with professional scientists. Now that NASA has put human space flight effectively on hold—with a 5 or possibly 10 year delay until the next launch of astronauts from U.S. soil— his views on future of space travel & America’s role in that future are timely and urgent…