May Word of Mouth


Cultural Analysis: La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian MindBeppe Severgnini

Fiction: Dear Committee MembersJulie Schumacher

Non-fiction: How To Age (The School of Life)Anne Karpf

Documentary: When Two Worlds Collide — Heidi Brandenburg and Matthew Orzel

Movie: Sing Street — John Carney

Music: Bonfires on the Heath — the Clientele.

Not-So-Ancient Inspiration: If you never encounter anything in your community that offends you, then you are not living in a free society.” — Kim Campbell

April Word of Mouth


Fiction: The Good Thief Hannah Tinti

Non-fiction: Jihad Academy: The Rise of Islamic State  Nicolas Hénin

Memoir: All Who Go Do Not ReturnShulem Deen

History: Caligula: the Corruption of Power — Anthony A. Barrett

Movie: Eye in the Sky — Gavin Hood

TV: The GameToby Whithouse, BBC



Not-So-Ancient Inspiration: “The enemy is a very good teacher.” — the Dalai Lama