Food writer T. Susan Chang started paying attention to what she ate at a young age. But one Christmas many years ago, she wasn't so honest about it. Chang lives in Leverett, MA. Her most recent book is "A Spoonful of Promises".
There's a notion that that tax loopholes are designed to benefit big business. Yet as commentator James Kwak details, they actually can benefit many others farther down the pay-scale – but at a cost. Kwak, an Amherst, MA, residents is an author and associate professor at UCONN School of Law.
In money matters, there is world of difference between giving to those who need help, and bailing out those who don’t.
At the beginning of Lawrence Douglas' career, the Amherst College professor spent years at odds with himself. Douglas is a professor of law, jurisprudence, and social thought. His novel "The Vices" was chosen as a 2011 favorite book by editors at "New York" magazine.
The brain responds to many stimulants, powerful odors among them. Commentator Mira Bartok, who lives and writes in western Massachusetts, finds that when she follows her nose, her mind is filled with a rush of memories.
Mira Bartok's memoir is called "The Memory Palace."
Although the afternoons can still be golden, it's dark by dinner time. For commentator and food writer T. Susan Chang – the changing light is a reminder to plant garlic before the soil freezes. Chang – who lives in Leverett, MA, — has a new book; it's called "A Spoonful of Promises."