Book Review Just Say No to Prohibition Johann Hari challenges a devastating 100-year experiment 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
Book Review Flaws and All Boris Johnson’s The Churchill Factor personalizes a legend 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
Get Lit 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
Get Lit Sex Ape Are humans ready to learn from our most promiscuous cousins? 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 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 How a slender volume unearthed by Terry Tempest and Brooke Williams in a dusty bookstore became the antidote to “a poverty of the soul.”
Book Review Get Lost in a Literary Guia Roji 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
Get Lit The Soldiers on Our Streets How our protectors have gone from Barney Fife to Robocop 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
Get Lit Sunday Best 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 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 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 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.