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Rights Gone Wrong

by Richard Thompson Ford

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011

Since the 1960s, ideas developed during the civil rights movement have been astonishingly successful in fighting overt discrimina­tion and prejudice. But how successful...


Give Me Liberty

by Gerry Spence

Here, in this landmark personal work, Gerry demonstrates how, despite the democratic rhetoric we hear and believe, we have become enslaved. All of us are trapped by a complex web of corporate and governmental...


BITCHfest

by Andi Zeisler, Lisa Jervis & Margaret Cho

In the wake of Sassy and as an alternative to the more staid reporting of Ms., Bitch was launched in the mid-nineties as a Xerox-and-staple zine covering the landscape of popular culture from a feminist perspective....


The Beautiful and the Damned

by Siddhartha Deb

A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title Siddhartha Deb grew up in a remote town in the northeastern hills of India and made his way to the United States via a fellowship at Columbia. Six years after...


Right of the Dial

by Alec Foege

In Right of the Dial, Alec Foege explores how the mammoth media conglomerate evolved from a local radio broadcasting operation, founded in 1972, into one of the biggest, most profitable, and most polarizing...


Longing to Tell

by Tricia Rose

The Sexual Lives of Black Women, In Their Own Words

In a culture driven by sexual and racial imagery, very few honest conversations about race, gender, and sexuality actually take place. In their absence, commonly...


The Simpsons

by John Ortved

The Simpsons is one of the most successful shows to ever run on television. From its first moment on air, the series's rich characters, subversive themes, and layered humor resounded deeply with audiences both...


The Devil's Horn

by Michael Segell

In The Devil's Horn, Michael Segell traces the 160-year history of the saxophone-a horn that created a sound never before heard in nature, and that from the moment it debuted has aroused both positive and negative...


The Solitude of Self

by Vivian Gornick

Elizabeth Cady Stanton—along with her comrade-in-arms, Susan B. Anthony—was one of the most important leaders of the movement to gain American women the vote. But, as Vivian Gornick argues in this passionate,...


Humiliation

by Wayne Koestenbaum

Wayne Koestenbaum considers the meaning of humiliation in this eloquent work of cultural critique and personal reflection.

The lives of people both famous and obscure are filled with scarlet-letter moments when...


American Islam

by Paul M. Barrett

Vivid, dramatic portraits of Muslims in America in the years after 9/11, as they define themselves in a religious subculture torn between moderation and extremism

There are as many as six million Muslims in the...


In Search of Civilization

by John Armstrong

“A self-effacing, humane and unparanoid call to change our wealthy yet often barbaric world for the better.” *

In this provocative cri de coeur, the philosopher John Armstrong rescues the idea of civilization...


Left Turn

by Tim Groseclose, PhD

Dr. Tim Groseclose, a professor of political science and economics at UCLA, has spent years constructing precise, quantitative measures of the slant of media outlets. He does this by measuring the political...


Positively Fifth Street

by James McManus

Rough sex, black magic, murder, and the science—and eros—of gambling meet in the ultimate book about Las Vegas

James McManus was sent to Las Vegas by Harper’s to cover the World Series of Poker in 2000,...


The Struggle for Black Equality

by Harvard Sitkoff & John Hope Franklin

The Struggle for Black Equality is a dramatic, memorable history of the civil rights movement. Harvard Sitkoff offers both a brilliant interpretation of the personalities and dynamics of civil rights organizations...


American Nightmare

by Jerrold M. Packard

For a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, a quarter of all Americans lived under a system of legalized segregation called Jim Crow. Together with its rigidly enforced canon of racial "etiquette," these...


Mirror to America

by John Hope Franklin

John Hope Franklin lived through America’s most defining twentieth-century transformation, the dismantling of legally protected racial segregation. A renowned scholar, he has explored that transformation in...


The Old, Weird America

by Greil Marcus

A Special Edition with a New Introduction and an Updated Discography

This is Greil Marcus’s acclaimed book on the secret music made by Bob Dylan and the Band in 1967, which introduced a phrase that has become...


The Chairs Are Where the People Go

by Misha Glouberman & Sheila Heti

Should neighborhoods change? Is wearing a suit a good way to quit smoking? Why do people think that if you do one thing, you’re against something else? Is monogamy a trick? Why isn’t making the city more...


Aerotropolis

by John D. Kasarda & Greg Lindsay

This brilliant and eye-opening look at the new phenomenon called the aerotropolis gives us a glimpse of the way we will live in the near future—and the way we will do business too.  Not so long ago, airports...