Senator Feingold argues that in this post-9/11 era our failure to meet real challenges and tendency toward dumbed-down discourse is leaving us vulnerable to threats abroad and at home. Fortunately, it’s not too late to do something about it.
February 27, 2013
The author of Don't Play in the Sun discusses the hot topic colorism, how it affected her life, its global impact -- and calls for healing in ourselves and our communities.
February 26, 2013
Michael Moss' shocking new eBook reveals just how much salt, sugar, and fat Americans consume and the heights to which food conglomerates go to design foods that are not only appealing, but addictive.
February 25, 2013
Everyone does it, but not everyone talks about it. Some do it alone, some with another person. People do it all different ways. But how often does one peek into the science behind the action? Or, rather, the science under the sheets?
February 19, 2013
To find the beating heart behind Kurt Vonnegut's tongue-in-cheek writing, look no further than his trove of personal letters. The humanism, jokes, and avuncular morality that radiates from his fiction is found tenfold in this collection.
February 11, 2013
February 11, 2013, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of poet Sylvia Plath, truly an American master. To know Plath is to understand her, and with her unabridged journals, you can find your way into her dark mind.
February 8, 2013
In celebration of Shields' new book, How Literature Saved My Life, the author shares with us five books that profoundly affected his life.
February 5, 2013
Famed restaurateur Eddie Huang's sharp, funny memoir is a blueprint of American entrepreneurialism and a family narrative drenched in dysfunction. Huang proves that food, instead of being showmanship, is a social expression.
February 1, 2013
In this information age, this society of striving to know everything there is to know about everything, many have offered their own ideas – and experiences – on the topic of heaven. Here are a few options if you're in the market for a tour guide.
January 31, 2013
Welcome to Joe Oestreich's hilarious and poignant rock-and-roll memoir about his power-pop band, Watershed, that never quite made it to the big time.
January 29, 2013
In the introduction to Al Gore’s The Future, Gore credits a mysterious person for the inspiration behind his new book, an unnamed muse who asks the former vice president a standard loaded question: 'What are the drivers of global change?'
January 26, 2013
Edmund de Waal, the distinguished English potter and great-grandson of Viktor Ephrussi, takes us on a picaresque journey, back in time and across continents, to uncover the history of his family and the secrets of their fabled netsuke collection.
January 25, 2013
Kristen Iversen's powerful account of growing up near the Rocky Flats plant that manufactured the trigger at the heart of every atom bomb made in the US from the 1950s to the 1980s, and the resulting lingering tragedy.
January 24, 2013
There are few cultures more extrinsically opposite in nature than those belonging to Americans and Arabs. Sophia Al-Maria knows this firsthand, as her formative years were spent making the leap back and forth between the two.
January 22, 2013
The author of Sugar in the Blood uses her own family history, from the seventeenth century through the present, as the pivot for an epic tale of migration, settlement, survival, slavery, and the making of the Americas.