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Books
Fragmented History Is Beautifully Reconnected in '1913: The Year Before the Storm'
Florian Illies embraces the importance of moments as he peers into a fragmented past to offer something that is simple yet monumental. [5.Mar.15]
William S. Burroughs' Ugly Spirit, Resurrected
Barry Miles' work depicts a complicated human being and visionary artist who has too often been dehumanized and made one-dimensional. [5.Mar.15]
From Tehran to Tel Aviv: Of Crime and the Cities
Akashic Noir series continues to serve up delightful and disturbing gems that offer remarkable insights into the world’s great (and not-so-great) cities. [4.Mar.15]
Pop Punk Powerhouse
As in any scene, bands form, break up, and share the stage with each other, and the strong sense of community felt by the Lookout alums runs through the pages. [4.Mar.15]
Ruth Goodman Covers the Cold, Hard Truths of Victorian Life
By Laura Schneiderman
Without electricity, indoor plumbing or modern medicine, people toiled endlessly to survive. [4.Mar.15]
Reviews
Florian Illies embraces the importance of moments as he peers into a fragmented past to offer something that is simple yet monumental. [05.Mar.15]
Barry Miles' work depicts a complicated human being and visionary artist who has too often been dehumanized and made one-dimensional. [04.Mar.15]
As in any scene, bands form, break up, and share the stage with each other, and the strong sense of community felt by the Lookout alums runs through the pages. [04.Mar.15]
Reporter Jill Leovy’s intimate and intricate story of murder in Los Angeles is part crime epic and part call to arms about a crisis decades in the making. [03.Mar.15]
This is an interesting historical survey of how Christian theologians have handled the thorny issue of truth and lies. [02.Mar.15]
Along the way to Preparation for the Next Life's dramatic conclusion, there's a good deal of lovely, Nabokovian-like descriptive writing. [26.Feb.15]
This deeply engrossing and sophisticated Japanese novel unpeels itself in multiple nested narratives over its 855 page length. [25.Feb.15]
This novel's recurring themes of discontent and rivalry dominate whatever moments of tenderness and solidarity remain after Irish village life has given way to common death. [24.Feb.15]
News
Features
By James McGrath Morris
Ethel Payne's gripping accounts of black life in post-World War II America provided critical information that was largely missing from mainstream journalism. [26.Feb.15]
By Christopher A. Brooks and Robert Sims
Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African-American man to reach international fame as a concert performer. [19.Feb.15]
Columns
Re:Print
Akashic Noir series continues to serve up delightful and disturbing gems that offer remarkable insights into the world’s great (and not-so-great) cities. [03.Mar.15]
Negritude 2.0
Jeff Chang's cultural history tackles how race has played out across the last 50 years, and counting, of American culture. [01.Mar.15]
From The Blogs
Jennifer McLagan loves a controversial ingredient. Her cookbooks include works on bones, fat, and the scary bits. Now it's time to get bitter. [25.Feb.15]
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