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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
Professional wrestling is an art form that combines storytelling, acrobatics, acting, and character creating. Maybe you never thought about wrestling as an art form, or wrestlers as artists, but that might be because you haven’t met... Read More
Welcome to another riveting Indigenous Month installment whereby we do you the great service of raising your anthropological IQ. What’s that you say? But I don’t want to celebrate diversity. I’m only interested in people who look... Read More
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
These eight biographies range from a legendary soccer coach surviving the Holocaust to a Peruvian activist fighting for... Read More
The United States fancies itself the land of the free, home of the brave immigrants who came from distant shores. And, yes, there’s some truth to that. But the US story is also dependent on the two great oceans acting as a strategic... Read More
Stranger Things has launched its second season and many viewers have already hunkered down to binge watch. Alas, after a legendary binging comes the withdrawal. What do you mean we have to wait a whole year? We demand more now! Check out... Read More