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A South You Never Ate

by Susan Waggoner

Bernard L. Herman’s exceptional foodography of Virginia’s eastern shore, "A South You Never Ate", is a blend of “plate, place, and conversation.” The southern tip of the Delmarva peninsula is bordered by the Atlantic on the east... Read More

Book Review

Freeman's

by Michelle Anne Schingler

California—land of golden dreams, proud melting pot, home to both the poor and the unimaginably rich—is an amalgam. Her complexities are captured in the essays of Freeman’s: California, which reaches across time and cultures to... Read More

Book Review

Parkchester

by Eileen Gonzalez

A neighborhood in the East Bronx is the subject of "Parkchester", a fascinating study by former Parkchesterite Jeffrey S. Gurock. Built by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1940, Parkchester at first served as an idyllic alternative... Read More

Book Review

San Francisco Year Zero

by Ho Lin

An earthquake didn’t hit San Francisco in 1978, but by all other accounts it was an earth-shaking year. The city was wracked by political assassination, the arrival of punk rock, and an unlikely resurgence from the Giants baseball... Read More

Book Review

Midwestern Strange

by Jeff Fleischer

From Bigfoot to Area 51 to the Jersey Devil, the United States boasts plenty of legendary unsolved mysteries, and the Midwest has had its share of odd occurrences. B. J. Hollars takes a look at a few of these in the entertaining and... Read More

Book Review

Your Move

by Karen Rigby

Packed with delightful history and trivia, "Your Move" makes an irresistible case for reviving offline games. Joan Moriarity and Jonathan Kay’s "Your Move" elucidates the renaissance of board games, the ways they mirror society, and... Read More

Book Review

Future Man

by Matt Sutherland

For all the legitimate criticism of men in general—from misogyny to housework-shirking, sexual harassment to racism-driven populist rage—the twenty-first century sure seems to be a perplexing time for the males of our species.... Read More

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Near the Exit

by Katie Asher

A helpful reminder that no one escapes this life alive, Lori Erickson’s "Near the Exit" is a travel text and an act of religious exploration, presenting spiritual meditations from some of the holiest places on Earth. Erickson developed... Read More

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