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‘Call Them by Their True Names’ Plants Seeds of Change

Solnit has a unique ability to render visible what was locked out of view by a mass media obsessed with the status quo. Read story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate’

When published, the book was a full-throated cry about the existential threat posed by climate change — now it’s a primal scream. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Interview with Ruth Nolan and Lucille Lang Day

Author/Editors talk piecing together new ecopoetry anthology. Read story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

‘Why? What Makes Us Curious’ Is a Gem of a Book

Mario Livio, astrophysicist and author, directs his own polymathic curiosity at curiosity. Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Thomas Frank’s ‘Rendezvous with Oblivion’ Calls for New History

A series of interlocking essays, the author directs a withering gaze on the fast-food industry, suburban McMansions, hipster cities, higher education, and the Democratic Party. Read story.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Renée Ahdieh’s ‘The Wrath & The Dawn’ Transports Readers

Cultural appreciation and folklore fantasy come together in a story full of mystery and intrigue. Read story.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

‘Beautiful Music’ Is a Novel That Lingers

Michael Zadoorian captures the inner and outer life of a Detroit teen who is saved by the FM sounds coming from his radio late at night. Read story.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

‘Tyrant’ Compares Shakespeare Villains to President

Stephen Greenblatt has written a book about Donald Trump’s presidency without ever mentioning him by name. Read story.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

‘Stamped from the Beginning’

Ibram X. Kendi makes clear our history as a nation cannot be fully understood without an understanding of racism. Read story.

Monday, July 16, 2018

‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ Is Sublime Work

Author Arundhati Roy writes novel of breathtaking humanity and scope. Read story.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

‘Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook’: Classic Bistro Cooking

2004 book expresses the celebrity chef’s personality and ethos Read story.

Monday, June 18, 2018

‘Murder Gone Missing’ Disappoints

Had the execution of this mystery been equal to its conception, this book might have worked. Read story.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’s ‘The Deepest Well’ Is a Clarion Call

Author explores healing the long-term effects of childhood adversity in her latest book. Read story.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

‘A Great Place to Work for All’ Tells What Makes Businesses Successful

Michael C. Bush and the Great Place to Work research team say key attributes include maximizing human potential and trust. Read story.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

‘The Icon Hunter’: One Woman’s Mission to Recover Cyprus Artifacts

Nonfiction book tells of refugee Tasoula Hadjitofi’s quest to reclaim her nation’s stolen heritage. Read story.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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