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We Need to Hang Out

At the age of forty, Billy Baker discovers that he's lost something crucial along the way: his friends.

Drug Use for Grown-ups

A powerful argument that the greatest dangers from drugs flow from their being illegal.

Walking with Ghosts

A lyrical homage to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies.

Nine Days

The 1960 US presidential election with a focus on the role played by the imprisonment of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Look of the Book

Examines art at the edges of literature through notable covers and the stories behind them.


A memoir about the push and pull of belonging and the seismic emotional toll of family secrets.

Mosquito Supper Club

Every hour, Louisiana loses a football field’s worth of land to the Gulf of Mexico. Before it disappears, Martin wants to…

American Oligarchs

The story of the Trump and Kushner families like never before. A multigenerational saga of two families, who rose from…


The United States is in a fifty-states-wide couples' counseling session, thinking about filing for divorce. Can a nation…

Dessert Person

Presents professional tips and troubleshooting strategies for sweet and savory dessert recipes, from American pastry chef…

A Promised Land

The story of Obama's improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.

Once I Was You

A powerful memoir that doubles as an essential immigration primer.

No Filter

Examines how Instagram's dominance acts as a lens into our society today, highlighting our fraught relationship with…

I Want You to Know We're Still Here

As the child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, the Holocaust was always felt but…

The New Map

Recent changes in the global production and flow of energy have remade the world.The New Map offers a new vision…

Capital and Ideology

Piketty argues for a new "participatory" socialism, a system founded on an ideology of equality, social property,…

Roadside Americans

Jack Reid traces the rise and fall of hitchhiking, offering vivid accounts of life on the road and how the act of…

Inventing Latinos

Illuminates the fascinating race-making‚ unmaking and re-making of Latino identity that has spanned centuries.

Alien Oceans

Inside the epic quest to find life on the water-rich moons at the outer reaches of the solar system.


Something That May Shock and Discredit You

A stirring collection of essays and cultural observations spanning pop culture—from the endearingly popular to the…

Sisters in Hate

Journalist Seyward Darby's masterfully reported and incisive exposé pulls back the curtain on modern racial and political…

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