Don McIver reviews a poet’s ruminations on masculinity.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
Artemis AwakeningWhether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.
Reel People, Real Lives
Movie nerds, the sixth edition of David Thomson’s seminal biographical dictionary will give you plenty to chew on and argue over.
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (Sixth Edition)
V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
There are quiet sounds that often get lost in the business of our daily lives. Catherine Reid’s book Falling Into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home is a chronologically organized collection of personal essays meant to entice us to listen.
Falling Into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home
V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014
How It Begins
WWI started because the Emperor of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a man who may have been part of a Serbian conspiracy, right? A new book shows that this explanation is so basic it’s just wrong.
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
V.23 No.3 | 1/16/2014
The Van Life
Sometimes, DIY tour across the country is a total disaster. But it sure makes for some entertaining reading.
V.23 No.1 | 1/2/2014
The world has been ruled by men since the beginning of recorded history, and men’s thoughts have been ruled by their genitals for almost as long.
God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis
Love, Death and Other Causes of Indigestion
Searching for insight into such universal topics as love, family, work and nature, Roman Krznaric reaches back to the Greeks, through Medieval and Renaissance philosophers and on through the Victorians and modern thinkers.
How Should We Live? Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life
V.22 No.48 | 11/28/2013
Deviant is the Norm
What’s sick, and what’s just human?
Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us
V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Coming and Going, Endlessly
On Migration: Dangerous Journeys and the Living World is about where we belong and where we call home.
On Migration: Dangerous Journeys and the Living World
V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013
Historically StatingFrom cowboys to casinos to Commies, three enchanting books grapple with history on the large and small scale.
V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013
Powerful in Pink
As Pink Sari Revolution makes clear, local-level resistance can be potent, even in “India’s Wild West.”
Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India