Thursday, January 17 2013
Historical fiction, science fiction, graphic novels, anthologies, mysteries, satire, young adult, even poetry(!) -- on subjects from the lighthearted to the apocalypse -- our favorites from 2012 are as wide-ranging and diverse as our writers and our readers. Dive in and revel in the pleasure of getting lost in a good book.
Sunday, January 23 2011
PopMatters' writers (a margin-friendly, iconoclastic bunch, for the most part) cast their nets far beyond the world of culture-production to capture some of the best non-fiction books published in 2010.
Thursday, March 1 2007
We must attend to growing social and economic inequities in order to stop the most dangerous mass movement in American history -- or face a future of fascism under the guise of Christian values.
Thursday, January 25 2007
Millions of Americans live trapped in soulless exurbs which lack any kind of community, leaving them feeling isolated and vulnerable. Without alternatives for their social despair, they flock to demagogues promising revenge and a mythical utopia.
Thursday, August 9 2012
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is a mesmeric indictment of an America that has failed its populace.
Thursday, May 19 2011
Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer prize winning former journalist for the New York Times, abandons journalistic decorum to sell books.
Wednesday, February 2 2011
“The culture of illusion, one of happy thoughts, manipulated emotions, and trust in the beneficence of power, means we sing along with the chorus or are instantly disappeared from view like the losers on a reality show.”
Friday, January 14 2011
Chris Hedges' book on the death of American liberalism should frighten not just the left but the right as well, since everyone will reap the whirlwind that this social shift could bring about.
Thursday, August 13 2009
This rests too heavily on the work of other great writers, doesn't bring enough to the party to justify its invitation, and doesn't earn the weight of its self-important subtitle.
Tuesday, June 26 2012
Eisner Award winner Joe Sacco joins reporter Chris Hedges to survey U.S. poverty and economic despair in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.
Thursday, July 30 2009
Real power in America doesn't reside in citizens, or the government, but in corporations. So argues Chris Hedges in his new book, "Empire of Illusion: