Monday, March 21 2016
The enchanting story of a one-eyed dog has stolen hearts across Europe. Its author reflects on her success, her first smartphone, and literary distinctions between Europe and America.
Monday, March 14 2016
Julie Doucet is still often associated with her award-winning comics work of the ‘90s. As Carpet Sweeper Tales demonstrates, however, she’s been doing a lot more since moving on from comics.
Thursday, March 10 2016
The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man may be the most important book of 2016, since reading it is like getting a top secret state department debriefing on world affairs.
Friday, March 4 2016
It's possible to trace much of 20th Century America’s history through the pages of the Defender, a local paper with a national impact.
Monday, February 22 2016
The insightful new study, Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style, demonstrates how Japan beat American fashion at its own game
Tuesday, February 16 2016
Sonja Livingston uses poetic essays to breathe life into some of America’s most remarkable, and little known, women.
Tuesday, February 9 2016
The Sheltering Sky is itself a test of limits: its form is an exploration of how far one can go in novel writing.
Monday, February 8 2016
The authors of Inventing the Future ask: why think local, when there’s a world to win?
Friday, January 29 2016
Shusaku Endo’s classic novel of faith, doubt, and intercultural communication, Silence, readies itself for a timely big-screen debut by Director Martin Scorsese.
Wednesday, January 27 2016
Michael Taussig’s work both attracts and angers other anthropologists. It also re-enchants a discipline that is in desperate need of it.
Friday, January 22 2016
Getting Dante straight means getting him gay, as well.
Wednesday, January 20 2016
Past and present converge in Mizuki’s conceptually rich manga.
Monday, January 18 2016
Filled with in-jokes and subtle references to the show, uber-fans will love this "auto" biography of Star Trek's Captain Kirk and the stories of the people in his life.
Monday, January 4 2016
Cass R. Sunstein categorizes the Court’s judges into personas, tracing their personalities according to the position they assume in their rulings.
Thursday, December 17 2015
Kate Harding offers a damning survey of rape culture’s tenacious hold on American society, and argues that recognizing the problem is the first step to fixing it
Wednesday, December 16 2015
There's a reason why Ta-Nehesi Coates is often compared to James Baldwin, and there's a reason why Baldwin's work is so relevant in the age of Black Lives Matter.
Monday, December 14 2015
An anthropologist ties together mushrooms, salvage accumulation, and the end of capitalism’s progress narrative.
Friday, December 11 2015
Treading the lines between journalist and academic, travel writer and scholar, author Tim Hannigan talks about his latest book and his unorthodox approach to writing historical narratives.
Thursday, November 19 2015
In Theater of Cruelty the politics of love, war, and popular culture define the career of one of today’s foremost public intellectuals.
Monday, November 16 2015
We may hate that we are vulnerable and dependent upon one another, argues Judith Butler, but it's that very interdependence that allows us to mobilize together as social movements.