This week's round up of Good Reads includes breaking the cycle of poverty at the preschool level, environmental challenges in Louisiana, the temperament of US regions, a tribute to Lou Reed, and the flaws of 'peer-reviewed' scientific papers.
Vaclav Havel, from dissident playwright to president, left a legacy of courage. Czech admirers are paying their respects today to Vaclav Havel in Prague
Novelist Jonathan Lethem’s ambition and talent outstrip his focus in this provocative tale of urban life.
Pomp and circumstance is so 1901. Here's a better song list.