Can our memories of childhood help us understand our adult identities, fit together like pieces of a puzzle? Or do our adult minds change the shape of these memories to suit their own needs?

Read Anne Fausto-Sterling’s illuminating reflection on recent findings on the tricky workings of memory and what they might mean for mental health care, courtroom proceedings, and the task of understanding our own identities.

This is like the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. It isn’t working. We’ve got to do something else. We’ve got to completely rethink what we’re doing.
Jeanne Verbugge, city manager of Brooklyn Park, MN, tells Albert Dzur how his city is rethinking criminal justice procedures and building a community.
Many of the shoppers [at Market Basket] could relate to the impact corporate practices have had in recent years for workers: reducing hours, laying off people, thinning out benefits. The share of GDP that goes to workers is the lowest now that it’s been since the twenties. The whole fight became symbolic of a larger fight, and consumers were willing to join in.

Professor Andrea Louise Cambell, speaking at our recent forum on Market Basket. Read our recap of the event, with excerpts from many of the panelists, here.

http://bostonreview.net/us/lessons-from-market-basket-forum

"[Patrick Leigh Fermor’s life] may inspire other gifted adventurers for whom there is no satisfaction in the ordinary life. Like the heroes of the ancient Greeks, Leigh Fermor sought to measure himself against greater odds."
-Roger Boylan on Patrick Leigh Fermor, The Last of the Great English Explorers.
http://bostonreview.net/books-ideas/roger-boylan-patrick-leigh-fermor-broken-road

"[Patrick Leigh Fermor’s life] may inspire other gifted adventurers for whom there is no satisfaction in the ordinary life. Like the heroes of the ancient Greeks, Leigh Fermor sought to measure himself against greater odds."

-Roger Boylan on Patrick Leigh Fermor, The Last of the Great English Explorers.

http://bostonreview.net/books-ideas/roger-boylan-patrick-leigh-fermor-broken-road