V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
Summer Guide 2015
Swimming Holes, Cement Ponds and Summer Reading
Get your RDI of sunshine and prose
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Summer reading so good you’ll unburden yourself from gravity and float through the heat waves.
Just Say No to Prohibition
Johann Hari challenges a devastating 100-year experiment
Review by Renee Chavez
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
We’ve lost the War on Drugs. So what’s next?
V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
Flaws and All
Boris Johnson’s The Churchill Factor personalizes a legend
Review by Randyn Charles Bartholomew
The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History
Former journalist and London mayor Boris Johnson’s vigorous, readable take reveals the legend for what he was—human, flawed and interesting as hell.
V.24 No.8 | 2/19/2015
Read Between the Lines
And meet these authors in the flesh
Report like a girl
Your to-be-read pile just got bigger. Whether you love history, fiction, sports or science, meet these authors touring the 505.
V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015
Are humans ready to learn from our most promiscuous cousins?
By Lisa Barrow
The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure
Sexologist Dr. Susan Block has a unique solution to human sexual and social happiness: Follow the example of our great ape cousins, the bonobos.
V.24 No.2 | 1/8/2015
Perl in the Rough
Review by Renee Chavez
Easy Street (The Hard Way)
Ron Perlman’s new memoir offers rock-solid wisdom on the movie industry and growing up weird. But maybe skip the end?
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
A Long-Lost Field Guide for the Soul
Rediscover an ecstatic, mystic book of nature writing
By Nora Hickey
How a slender volume unearthed by Terry Tempest and Brooke Williams in a dusty bookstore became the antidote to “a poverty of the soul.”
Get Lost in a Literary Guia Roji
Review by Renée Chavez
The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle
Part personal diary and part dark tale of investigative journalism, Francisco Goldman’s memoir twists and turns in a multitude of directions.
V.23 No.36 | 9/4/2014
The Soldiers on Our Streets
How our protectors have gone from Barney Fife to Robocop
By Steven Robert Allen
Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces
Radley Balko’s Rise of the Warrior Cop documents a disturbing shift on America’s streets.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
By Lisa Barrow
Whether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.
Reel People, Real Lives
Review by Elisa McGovern
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (Sixth Edition)
Movie nerds, the sixth edition of David Thomson’s seminal biographical dictionary will give you plenty to chew on and argue over.
V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
Review by Leo P. Neufeld
Falling Into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home
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.
V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014
How It Begins
Review by Mike Smith
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
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.
V.23 No.3 | 1/16/2014
The Van Life
Review by Erik Gamlem
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
Review by Ruby Le Coq
God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis
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.
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