Editor’s Note: This article is part of our ongoing #IndieVoices series of commentaries and features in the month of... Read More
Legion of Dune
How Michigan Community Drew a Line in the Sand for Preservation
When an energy company wanted to turn a beloved sand dune in Michigan into a golf course, citizens got together and saved Arcadia Dunes. Journalist and activist Heather Shumaker documented just how it all went down in her new book.
Government Science/Truth Denial and the Whys & Hows of Moon Energy
Could you explain the basic elements of the earth-moon-sun relationship? Most Americans don’t have a sense of the daily planetary events. But scientists do, despite truth deniers in government. This brings us to government ignorance of climate change.
The (Unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah
An Interview with Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg
What makes a great Haggadah unlike any other? For Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg, it’s the ability of the book to make connections between the world we know and that of the Exodus. Harry Potter seemed a perfect fit.
Gift Books With Weight in Size and Subject
There’s something comforting about the weight of a gift book. In the eight gift books reviewed in our March/April issue, the subject matter has some weight too.
Here They Are: Our INDIES Finalists
We spent the past few months examining thousands of books, and narrowing them down to the finalists in our INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Today, we announce the finalists whose books will be sent on to our expert judges.
Large Lives, Larger Lessons
Biographies from March/April 2017
At heart, history is the story of individual lives. This collection of biographies bring new voices to life, probing the history of families, governments, social organizations, careers, and even individuals’ own bodies.
Let Them Speak: Green Card Youth Voices
When you picture an immigrant, what is in your mind? Do you see a wall being stacked brick by brick between you and another country? Do you see the Mayflower, sailing over to find religious refuge? Sometimes, immigrants are just high school teenagers.
Truthfest: A Mattifesto from the Editor
I’m fifty three. Scorpio. Weaned at six weeks. Have been married for twenty-three years. In our home, my wife does far more housework than I. This is my truth. If I described myself any differently, I’d be lying.
If talk about gutting, or even abolishing, the Environmental Protection Agency, has you down, here’s a story about... Read More
Hart deftly describes the life of an alcoholic and the challenging but rewarding life of recovery. From journeying... Read More
This work of creative nonfiction may be among the year’s best pieces of environmental drama so far. Following the... Read More
As we wrap up our special coverage on climate change, we recognize that the time for pointing out six books to save... Read More
Editor’s Note: This commentary by Seth B. Darling and Douglas L. Sisterson, authors of How to Change Minds About... Read More
“There are thresholds we cross that leave us profoundly, irrevocably changed,” writes Michael Engelhard in American... Read More
It seems there are never-ending ways to tell a story—particularly with children’s books. From a bluebird who... Read More