Books

Eyes on the Prize
August 29, 2012

Sean Trende, a senior elections analyst, believes that the very notion of long-lasting political realignments is a myth.

Monster Mash-Up
August 28, 2012

For Victor LaValle the supernatural is a means to heighten the horrors that have always inspired his work.

The Syndicate
August 27, 2012

Like most books about the movement the biography is generally uncritical of its subject and skirts episodes that might discredit the cause.

Old Wives' Tales
August 23, 2012

The argument of The Wives is twofold: great writers have demanding habits, and that the women who tended to those habits deserve recognition.

A Very Particular Place
August 22, 2012

As "part-returnee and part-tourist" Noo Saro-Wiwa chronicles Nigeria's path to globalism.

The Striver
August 21, 2012

This book is both a lament for Bombay’s exploited beautiful things and a celebration of their steely independence.

Puff Piece
August 20, 2012

Smoke Signals is not the authoritative weed history you have been looking for, unless you need a mélange of anecdotes for your stoner lair.

Myths of Innocence and Guilt: The Fall of the American Adam
August 16, 2012

The new guilt is different. It is something congenital, inherent, intrinsic, collective, something possibly inexpiable, and probably ineradicable.

Palaces and Poverty
August 16, 2012

The vignettes Karen Elliott House House assembles offer a rare glimpse into a world that is normally closed to Western reporters.

Learning to Matter
August 15, 2012

Betsy Rosenthal's delightful book tells the story of her mother, Edith, who is “number four” in a family of twelve children.

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