At the beginning of Katrina Onstad’s The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork, the author’s 12-year-old son asks on a Sunday night, “Was that the weekend?” “Yes, it was,” she replies. “But,” he says, “it didn’t feel like a weekend.” Onstad, gripped with the anxiety any mom would have if her child were unaware that he’d just lived through two days off, does an audit of her family’s last 48 hours.
Unless you were really into Dutch movies (the spaceship-like Eye Film Institute is there) or developing an app (it's where the edgy A Lab consortium is based), you've probably never been to North Amsterdam. This spring, that will change. The completed renovation of the Royal Dutch Shell tower, Arthur Staal's 1971 modernist construction, will be a mix of...
The Whistle-Blower: Edward Snowden He lifted the lid on secret government surveillance to reveal how our freedoms were being abused in the name of national security. Oliver Stone's upcoming Edward J. Snowden biopic may strike many moviegoers as redundant. The Wachowskis got there first.