Foreword Reviews

  • Front and Center

    Biographies Showcase the Theater of Life

    These eight biographies have little in common, but each is the tale of a life worth examining.

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  • Love on the Move

    How do you measure love? By its intensity, its capacity to change the world? This fall’s indie romances ask readers to see differently, appreciate the unfamiliar, and fall in love with what’s new and dazzling.

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  • Wisdom, Health, and Cosmic Connection

    This collection of books touches on all those possibilities and beyond, from a look at the esoteric roots of 1960s music to a call for more diversity in Western Buddhism.

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  • Only One Planet

    Climate Change Books Reviewed in September/October 2017

    It’s time we took care of our planet and encouraged others to do the same. For information on how to do that, read one of the six books reviewed in our September/October 2017 issue.

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  • The Gift of Books

    To a book lover, gift books may be a term too specifically applied to one subset of literature; all books are gifts. These eight books reviewed in our September/October 2017 issue are especially gifty.

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Music as Muse, The Essayist Rocks and Rolls

by Jon Arlan

Earlier this fall, we were stunned to come across They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, a mindbogglingly good new collection by Hanif Abdurraqib. MTV music critic by day, poet/essayist by Columbus, Ohio, moonlight, Abdurraqib’s work... Read More

Book Review

Sweet Revenge

by Hannah Hohman

"Sweet Revenge" is a book on a mission to help teenagers find a way to better express themselves when they are hurt—with dessert! "Sweet Revenge" is a mischievous cookbook that is equal parts gratifying, tempting, and hilarious. A... Read More


Will Our New Gods Repent and Seek Consent?

by Hannah Hohman

Let me be dramatic for a moment to consider the sacrilegious idea that celebrities have replaced our gods, at least for those of us who are more heathenistic. We idolize them, envy them, feel as though we know them. The curtain is being... Read More

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