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The Best Non-Fiction of 2010
23 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM
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.
Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light
6 Sep 2010 // 4:00 PM
Long before there were streetlights, when only the night watchman’s lantern glowed, night travelers who dared defy curfew were forbidden to wear hoods or cloaks, carry weapons, or gather in groups of more than three or four.
'Brilliant' Tells the History of Artificial Light and How It Has Changed Who We Are
18 Oct 2010 // 4:00 PM
While telling the story of the advent and popularization of artificial light, Jane Brox simultaneously tells the story of humankind's cultural evolution into the world we live in today.