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Friday, January 23 2015

1995: The Year the Future Began

The world didn't just sit through the trials of both the tobacco industry and O.J. Simpson in 1995: it also welcomed in the sea changes that would shape the new millennium.


Wednesday, January 21 2015

The Fine Art of Making Mistakes: An Interview with Dana Cowin

Food & Wine's editor-in-chief Dana Cowin talks about gender, politics, and mastering your mistakes in the kitchen.


Friday, January 16 2015

The First Amendment Bubble: How Privacy and Paparazzi Threaten a Free Press

What legal and ethical restrictions exist, and should exist, in today’s privacy-interested yet over-exposure society?


Friday, January 9 2015

The Best Books of 2014: Nonfiction

The truth may be stranger than fiction, but as the numerous nonfiction books of 2014 also attest, it's often the truest stories that are the most gripping.


Thursday, January 8 2015

The Best Books of 2014: Fiction

From postmodern latticework narratives to Booker prize winning epics, 2014 offers numerous fictional tales worthy of adding to your bookshelf.


Friday, December 12 2014

The Year’s Work at the Zombie Research Center

The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center answers any questions you might have about the burgeoning field of zombie studies.


Friday, December 5 2014

Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man

In this excerpt from his book on legendary soul singer Gil Scott-Heron, Marcus Baram recounts Scott-Heron's crucial time touring with Stevie Wonder.


Wednesday, November 26 2014

John Cleese Tells Some of It in ‘So, Anyway…’

The Monty Python legend offers something completely different: a look back on what led him to his storied career in comedy.


The Jesus and Mary Chain: Barbed Wire Kisses

Zoë Howe's biography of the Jesus and Mary Chain opens with a look at the band's hometown of East Kilbride, Scotland, a "dull" and "antiseptic" place that wasn't the worst place in the world.


Monday, November 24 2014

I Sacrifice, Therefore I Am Good: Young Adult Fiction Heroines and Self-Destruction

Veronica Roth's Divergent series undermines all that we try to teach our young women about self-worth and the importance of maintaining autonomy and control over one’s body and mind.


Friday, November 21 2014

Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity

Robert Beachy's study of gay life in pre-Weimar Berlin reveals just how much influence that subculture had on our current understandings of sexuality.


Friday, November 14 2014

Policing Sexuality: The Mann Act and the Making of the FBI

America’s first anti–sex trafficking law, meant to protect women, more often resulted in the policing of women’s sexual behavior.


Tuesday, November 11 2014

Katniss Everdeen: The Girl Who Volunteers?

Despite claims that The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen represents a step forward for women, her self-sacrificial streak reveals just how unfree she really is.


Friday, November 7 2014

The Flatlanders: Now It’s Now Again

The tale of the musical journey of the Flatlanders—Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock—from a house in Lubbock, Texas to a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall.


Thursday, November 6 2014

Just Pick Up the Guitar: An Interview with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry

Joe Perry continues to just pick up that guitar and create songs and has no intention of stopping, proudly saying "I might as well put them out because I've got more coming!"


Friday, October 24 2014

Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones

Brian Jones was the golden boy of the Rolling Stones—the visionary who gave the band its name and its sound. Yet he was a haunted man, and much of his brief time with the band was volatile and tragic.


Friday, October 17 2014

Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan

Ian Bell explores Dylan's unparalleled second act in a quintessentially American career. It's a tale of redemption, of an act of creative will against the odds, and of a writer who refused to fade away.


Wednesday, October 15 2014

Will We Ever Come First? ‘Vampire Academy’ and Female (Mis)Representation

Though a surface reading of Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy suggests compelling depiction of women, underneath lies ages-old patriarchal myths.


Monday, October 13 2014

“It’s Just About the Document”: An Interview with Danny Clinch

He's an iconic photographer for rock stars such as the Beastie Boys and Bruce Springsteen. Here, he talks about his first book and the stories behind some of his most memorable images.


Friday, October 10 2014

Austin City Limits: A History

An unprecedented access telling of this landmark musical showcase whose history spans dramatic changes in the nature of television, the expansion of digital media, and the ways in which we experience music.


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