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V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015

Book Review

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

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Read Between the Lines

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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

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Sex Ape

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

Book Review

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

Arts Feature

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.”
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Book Review

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
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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

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Sunday Best

By Lisa Barrow

Artemis Awakening

Whether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.

Book Review

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

Book Review

Nurturing Nature

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

Book Review

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

Book Review

The Van Life

Review by Erik Gamlem

Tour Sucks

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

Book Review

Boner Killer

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.

Book Review

Love, Death and Other Causes of Indigestion

Review by Suzanne Buck

How Should We Live? Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life

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.
V.22 No.48 | 11/28/2013

Book Review

Deviant is the Norm

Review by Elisa McGovern

Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us

What’s sick, and what’s just human?
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