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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

Book Review

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

Book Review

Perfect City

by Susan Waggoner

Embracing cities as permanent, desirable features, "Perfect City" turns a potentially dry urban survey into a heady, thought-provoking tour of eight distinctive cities. Joe Berridge’s "Perfect City" ruminates on the purpose, delights,... Read More

Book Review

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 Peached Tortilla

by Rachel Jagareski

Eric Silverstein, a Chinese and Jewish American chef who grew up in Japan and Atlanta before moving to Texas to start a food truck, restaurant, and catering business, draws upon his culturally rich experiences to serve up “modern Asian... Read More

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Buying Gay

by Barry Silverstein

David K. Johnson’s "Buying Gay" is a compelling retrospective of physique magazines, which provided gay men with an outlet in the 1950s and 1960s. The “Physique Era” encompasses the rise and fall of physique magazines from 1951 to... Read More

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The Dictionary Wars

by Meagan Logsdon

Nationalism and patriotism are not unfamiliar substances in America’s bloodstream. As Peter Martin’s "The Dictionary Wars" illustrates, such fervor extended into heated debates over English language usage. In its infancy, the United... Read More

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