Sir George Martin and the Beatles had a Backbeat, Ken Womack has the BackstoryWomack

By Katharine Eaton Iconic, innovative and hugely influential to this day, the Beatles remain one of the—if not the—greatest music groups of all time. Ken Womack says that the story behind the Fab Four’s famous songs might hold as much inspiration as the music itself. An internationally-renowned Beatles critic and historian, he has published four […]

Envisioning a New Life: Former NJ Gov. Jim McGreevey Helps Ex-Inmates Start FreshMcGreevey

By Lindsey Konkel Sometimes it’s the darkest moments that help us understand who we are and what we want to become, says Jim McGreevey. The former New Jersey governor knows a few things about the struggles of self-discovery. In 2004, he disclosed openly for the first time that he was gay amidst a high-profile controversy […]

TEDxNavesink Speaker Jean Malpas Featured in National Geographic’s Gender Revolutionjean malpas

By Jane Lai There is no doubt gender has been a hot topic of discussion—in the media, politics, and education—which has inevitably infiltrated everyday conversations. But what actually is gender? And what are the facets that compose the intricate identities of the spectrum? Jean Malpas, a psychotherapist, explores these questions in his work with transgender […]

Permaculture: More Than Growing a Sustainable FutureSean Walsh

Nature is thought to be one of life’s greatest teachers and a bedrock tenet of our existence as human beings. This certainly is true with Sean Walsh, principal and lead designer at AppleSeed Permaculture. “My best memories of growing up are of daily forays to climb up trees and through shrubs, catch frogs and lizards, […]