In The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist tells the story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement to writer and journalist Alex Haley.
August 21, 2015
Here's an excerpt of activist Emily-Ane Rigal's new book, FLAWD: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things That Make You Who You Are.
August 14, 2015
Alex Kershaw's new book, Avenue of Spies, chronicles the Jackson family's participation in the French Resistance, ferreting information and risking their lives to fight the Nazis in World War Two.
August 12, 2015
Yes, there are things that computers and technology can accomplish, and will accomplish, much better than humans. Yet there are certain capabilities that only people have.
August 7, 2015
From hard scientific research to what some may call the 'woo-woo' side of dolphin love, Casey takes the reader around the world with her as she dives deeper and deeper into the world of dolphins.
August 5, 2015
In The Man Who Wasn't There, science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy considers to what extent a sense of self is present, or if it is at all.
July 29, 2015
There are few things more inspiring than a story of survival. With that in mind, we've assembled a list of tales of unbeatable human courage from across the spectrum, emphasizing unbelievable true stories and including just a dash of adventure and horror fiction to round things out.
July 24, 2015
It's cliché but true: Death is an unavoidable part of life. Check out these books, whose writers deftly and unflinchingly tackle the taboos and trauma associated with dying and grief. Each of these books, in their own way, shed a some much-needed light on this under-addressed topic.
July 17, 2015
There’s a lot to be said about racial progress. Much can be packed into a few words, like so: Okay, good. But still not great, nor right, nor enough. It became clear to this reader very early on in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book, Between the World and Me, that this is a big part of what the author aims to convey.
July 15, 2015
In his new memoir, The Theft of Memory, Jonathan Kozol finds outrage in the midst of the struggle of losing his father to Alzheimer’s.
July 10, 2015
In his memoir, Norman Lear recounts some standout experiences on the set of 'All in the Family' and the ways the seemingly light show tackled deeper social issues.
July 8, 2015
Shipler investigates this ancient and venerated ideal, Freedom of Speech, which U.S. citizens of all different backgrounds hold dear to heart.
July 3, 2015
Author and columnist Michael Wolff details the factors of the digital landscape - social media and internet news -- that have led to unprecedented innovation in traditional media like television.
June 26, 2015
Volunteering is an admirable thing that can have lasting positive effects on both those being helped -- and on volunteers. Here is a lineup of stories that show what a difference being a community do-gooder can have.
June 24, 2015
Richard Schickel is an American film critic who estimates that he has seen over 22,000 films throughout his life. His newest book offers real insight into some of what he's learned via his filmic fascination.