The Bridge Home Padma Venkatraman
Author Padma Venkatraman on the Interplay of Sound and Silence in The Bridge Home

Growing up in India in a Hindu family, I celebrated many festivals throughout the year. The only festival that I dreaded as a child (although I also found it beautiful and profound) was Saraswathi Pooja, the day dedicated to the goddess of learning. Why? Because on that day, I wasn’t allowed to read or write. Read more

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Holiday Food Traditions Table
Sharing Our Holiday Food Traditions

By Gilcy Aquino


Oh, the holidays! The lights! The decorations! The FOOD! If you’re anything like me, food is the only thing you’ve been thinking about since I said “holidays.” It’s that time of year when it’s socially acceptable to loosen your pants and go back for your 4th—or maybe 5th—plate of food without judgement. We asked our staff about their holiday food traditions and honestly, my mouth is already watering thinking about all of this deliciousness. Bon appétit! Read more

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Heather running
Running Sucks. Reading Doesn’t. How audiobooks transformed a reluctant runner’s routine.

By Heather Job, publicist for Listening Library

One of my favorite jokes to make, when people tell me they’ve taken up running, is “What are you running from?” One of my other favorite jokes to make, when people tell me they’ve taken up running, is “You can’t run from death.” People don’t tend to think these jokes are very funny, but I stand by them. Read more

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