Books

Why Does Open Adoption Rarely Work?
July 14, 2015

Even when everyone does everything they said they would, a birth mother's experience is shaped by absence.

These Scholars Have Been Pointing Out Atticus Finch's Racism for Years
July 14, 2015

Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird” from a racial justice perspective reveals the real Atticus.

The Suspicious Story Behind Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'
July 13, 2015

Is Harper Lee even celebrating the publication of her much-heralded new novel?

The Debaucherous Secrets of the Goldman Sachs Elevator Are Better Left to Twitter
July 10, 2015

A banker’s lifestyle memoir ignores the frustrations of the modern workplace.

How to Live Within a Black Body
July 10, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me” is a letter to his son, and a lesson for all of us.

Drawn + Quarterly Comics Enters a New Era
July 08, 2015

The company turned comic books into art.

An Unpopular Man
July 07, 2015

Norman Finkelstein was a rock star of the pro-Palestinian movement. Then he came out against BDS.

The Philosopher's Guide to Growing Up
July 07, 2015

A philosopher challenges the idea that growing older represents a decline. 

My Idol, the "Worst Rapper Ever"
July 07, 2015

A passionate book can elevate even the most obscure rapper, with the weakest rhymes.

“It’s Time That Writing Took Something Back From the Internet”
July 03, 2015

The internet has changed us, and, in turn, changed the role of the novel. Joshua Cohen tells us where—and how—they intersect. 

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