Health and Happiness: Better Healthcare, Making Art from Pain

Dr. Sixto Caro speaks with patient Jose Rodriguez at the Medspan Associates clinic in New York.

New York Times medical reporter Gina Kolata offers guidance about how to sort through the wealth of medical information we encounter every day, and how to make better decisions about our health and get better care from our doctors. The creators and narrator of “Welcome to Night Vale” tell us about their unusual podcast. Ben Lerner discusses his acclaimed new novel, 10:04. Ian Buruma argues that the most meaningful way people can respond to power and cruelty is to create art.