“At times, people treat me like an opinion-vending machine,” writes Roxane Gray, the academic and author whose following has grown enormously.
“a snarky, slapstick, clever buddy comedy in printed form where each riffs off the other’s talents, making Hell a hell of a lot of fun.”
"Anyone interested in culture, history, and simply a rollicking good story, will find much to savor in these pages."
“a quietly affecting memoir about family connection and disconnection.”
“The lessons to be learned from Hitler’s rise to power are legion. Among them are the notion that . . . sociopaths ultimately are self-interested and . . . loyalty is a one-way street.
“deftly exposes the grip of monopolies over today’s creative labor markets, with well-written, detailed case studies . . .”
“offers a more incisive and balanced examination of this elected office without the undue influence of the personalities of its recent occupants.”
“The End of Solitude is bright, readable, and absorbing—pure Deresiewicz.”
“Historian James Scott’s new book about the firebombing of Tokyo and other Japanese cities in the spring and summer of 1945 restores LeMay to his rightful place in the pantheon of great Ame
In the winter of 1949 the celebrated French avant-garde artist Jean Cocteau came to New York to give a talk at the screening of his latest film, The Eagle with Two Heads.
“The Museum takes the reader behind the displays that present the public face of culture and science, to show how they have changed and will have to change to not just survive but
“While it’s not likely that humans will completely stop eating animals, it’s likely and desirable that we’ll eat, exploit, and harm far fewer animals than we do now.
“This sweeping and novel synthesis exploring the arc of the human condition— its highly diverse forms of political organizing, and the future that lays in store for us—may well prove to be
“The Rage of Innocence is an important and timely book—an intelligent, compassionate, and indispensable argument on behalf of Black children.”
“there are a lot of contradictions in modern Iran, and reading this book will give you many valuable insights into how the country functions—with repression and tolerance going hand in hand
“Readers seeking a sterile understanding of profanity with all the lewdness and bawdiness sanitized away and air-brushed out will likely find Nasty Words beyond their comfort zone.
“a welcome blast from the past for many readers.”
What is an I-Novel? The I-Novel is a literary genre in Japanese literature.
What is the foundation of civilization? The longtime answer has been the wheel. Other scholars claim that agriculture marks the beginning of civilization, or the domestication of animals.
“Johnston . . .
Homeira Qaderi’s Dancing in the Mosque starts with a mother’s “Once Upon a Time” folkloric Afghan fable for her son about a magical lamp that will grant his wishes.
Though Tom Zoellner’s The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America came out at the end of this unprecedented year, it is unlikely that even the author could have imagined the “cha
“Cities truly have occupied a unique place in human history and civilization and this timely book certainly relates how cities have become so critically important to humanity’s rise.”
For three decades photographer Dana Gluckstein has been documenting the lives of indigenous nations.
“Cecilia Aragon is no less than a thrilling inspiration to anyone who wants to accomplish something that frightens them or who has been discouraged from trying.”