By now, we all know about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. 17 students and teachers are now dead, and many more are injured. I, for one, am tired of...

Plato (left) and Aristotle (right), from a detail of ‘The School of Athens’, a fresco by Raphael at the Vatican in Rome (image courtesy of wikicommons.org) On...

Eleanor and Park, a novel by Rainbow Rowell, is an intriguing love story that kept me reading until I was done. Eleanor, the fat kid with bright red hair falls...