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The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know

by Shira Tarrant

We may know pornography when we see it, but the business of pornography is a surprisingly elusive subject. Reliable figures about the industry are difficult to come by and widely disputed, but one matter that...


Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago

by Kymberly N. Pinder

A full-color guide to the social and spiritual impact of African American religious art


The Coyote's Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire

by Kimball Taylor

For readers of Jon Krakauer and Susan Orlean, The Coyote's Bicycle brings to life a never-before-told phenomenon at our southern border, and the human drama of those that would cross. It wasn’t surprising...


Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat'ovi Massacre

by James F. Brooks

“In this rich work of anthropology, archaeology, and personal sleuthing, James Brooks carefully unravels a mystery of enormous violence that convulsed the desert Southwest some three hundred years ago—and...


Fast Food Maniac: From Arby's to White Castle, One Man's Supersized Obsession with America's Favorite Food

by Jon Hein

The beloved personality from The Howard Stern Show celebrates American fast food, exploring the history and secret menu items of both national and regional chains, ranking everything from burgers and fries to...


Blackballed

by Lawrence Ross

"College" is a word that means many things to many people: a space for knowledge, a place to gain lifelong friends, and an opportunity to transcend one's socioeconomic station. Today, though, this word also...


Ask a Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls

by Lindsay King-Miller

Ask a Queer Chick is a guide to sex, love, and life for lesbian, gay, bi, and queer women. Based on the popular advice column for The Verge, but featuring entirely new content, Ask a Queer Chick cuts through...


The success paradox: Why we need a holistic theory of social mobility

by Graeme Atherton

This timely book provides an alternative vision of social mobility and a route-map to achieving it. It examines how the term 'social mobility' structures what success means and the impact that has on society....


The Lovers

by Rod Nordland

Zakia and Ali grew up as neighbors and fell in love from afar. Defying their families and Afghan custom, the young lovers—both from different Muslim sects—eloped and went into hiding. When Rod Nordland came...


The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict

by Austin Reed, Caleb Smith & David W. Blight

The earliest known prison memoir by an African American writer—recently discovered and authenticated by a team of Yale scholars—sheds light on the longstanding connection between race and incarceration in...


Hope

by Bill Reynolds

Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island was once a model city school, graduating a wide range of students from different backgrounds. But the tumult of the 1960s and the drug wars of the 70s changed both...


I Heart Obama

by Erin Aubry Kaplan

A personal and cultural exploration of Barack Obama as black president, black icon, and black folk hero


Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

by Angela Davis, Frank Barat & Cornel West

Activist, teacher, author and icon of the Black Power movement Angela Davis talks Ferguson, Palestine, and prison abolition.


Communications

by Raymond Williams

Williams's fascinating investigation into forms of communication as they stood in 1962 - computers, radio, television, printing, photography, film - remains remarkably relevant today. The idea that reality is...


The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America

by Barry Latzer

Starting in the late 1960s, the United States suffered the biggest rise in violent crime in its history. Aside from the movement for black civil rights, it is difficult to think of a phenomenon that had a more...


The Stone Necklace: A Novel

by Carla Damron & Patti Callahan Henry

A story of four intersecting lives and the events that transform them all


Onnagata: A Labyrinth of Gendering in Kabuki Theater

by Maki Isaka

Kabuki is well known for its exaggerated acting, flamboyant costumes and makeup, and unnatural storylines. The onnagata, usually male actors who perform the roles of women, have been an important aspect of kabuki...


My Apprenticeship Vol. II.

by Beatrice Potter Webb

This early work by Beatrice Potter Webb was originally published in 1926 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'My Apprenticeship Vol. I.' is the second volume of fascinating...


My Apprenticeship Vol. I.

by Beatrice Potter Webb

This early work by Beatrice Potter Webb was originally published in 1926 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'My Apprenticeship Vol. I.' is the first volume of fascinating...


The Cross and the Black Flag

by Fondazione Internazionale Oasis

Fundamentalist violence is raging in the lands where Christianity was born. What Middle East would it be without any Christians? OASIS Year XI - n. 22 - December 2015 -- Eastern Christians: Witnesses to Faith...