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Vanishing Fish

by Barry Silverstein

Daniel Pauly’s "Vanishing Fish" is an important collection of essays that evaluates the far-reaching effects of global fisheries. Assembling into one volume the numerous pieces he wrote over a twenty-plus year period, Pauly—a... Read More

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The Midcentury Kitchen

by Michelle Anne Schingler

While it was once a hot and avoided workers’ domain, by midcentury the American kitchen had become a “discrete living space: cozy, welcoming, and packed with conveniences.” Sarah Archer’s bright new book "The Midcentury Kitchen"... Read More

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The Salmon Way

by Matt Sutherland

The noble Pacific salmon—born in freshwater, coming of age in the ocean, back to streams and rivers to spawn and die—is so integral to the Alaskan psyche as to be family. In the broad expanses of our forty-ninth state, the return of... Read More

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Light from Other Stars

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In Erika Swyler’s glittering novel "Light from Other Stars", Nedda has sky-high dreams of following in Judith Resnik’s footsteps but finds herself subject to the reckless whims of others. In her childhood, it was Nedda’s brilliant,... Read More

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Picturing Apollo 11

by Matt Sutherland

In the middle of the last century, before Vietnam, Iraq, immigration woes, global warming denial, and other spoilers damaged the brand, the United States enjoyed rock star status for leading the Allies to victory in WWII, defending the... Read More

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