News & Ideas

“Here are a few bookmarks from my reading on the road and at home. You can share your thoughts and reactions online using #SightReading. Happy reading!” –Yo-Yo Ma

Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case


By Rod Nordland | The New York Times
Crime Scene Investigation: Copper Age edition!

Are Scientific Truths Better Than Other Truths?


By Adam Frank | NPR
Science and the arts can help us reveal different truths

Detroit Entrepreneur Seeks To Open Black-Owned Grocery Store


By Philip Lewis | Huffington Post
Building new business models to empower people in need

Making Art in a Time of Rage


By Alex Ross | The New Yorker
What role do the arts play in a time of crisis?

How playing an instrument benefits your brain


TED Ed
A full-body brain workout

Q&A: Telling Job Interview Questions


By Jacquelyn Smith & Rachel Gillett | Business Insider
I love to learn about people: who they are, what they do and why.

Travel: Space by Laser Propulsion


NASA 360 Talks
Beam me up (with a laser!)

Don’t Turn Away From the Art of Life


By Arnold Weinstein | New York Times
To make life fuller, more memorable, Arnold Weinstein believes that the humanities are essential.

Curing Cancer Is Within Reach


By Michael R. Bloomberg & Joe Biden | Bloomberg
I’m always amazed by what can happen when people use imagination and initiative to serve a bigger goal.

The Secret of Immigrant Genius


By Eric Weiner | Wall Street Journal
“What is it about the act of relocating to distant shores – voluntarily or not – that sparks creative genius?”