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Uncanny Valley

Charts the tech industry’s shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability.

Father of Lions

The powerful true story of the evacuation of the Mosul Zoo, featuring Abu Laith the zookeeper, Simba the lion cub, Lula…

Sexual Citizens

An entirely new framework emphasizing sexual assault's social roots, transcending current debates about consent,…

Wilmington's Lie

Just two years after the landmark Supreme Court case Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896), emboldened white supremacists staged a…

Race for Profit

Race for Profit uncovers how exploitative real estate practices continued well after housing discrimination was banned.…

No Visible Bruises

In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence.

Know My Name

She was know to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Know My Name will forever…

The Lady From the Black Lagoon

 Uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick—one of Disney's first female animators and the only woman in history to…

Our Man

A revelatory portrait of an extraordinary and deeply flawed man and the elite spheres of society and government he…

In the Dream House

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties.

How to Do Nothing

Odell delivers an action plan to resist capitalist narratives of productivity and techno-determinism, and to become more…

Guest House for Young Widows

Moaveni takes us into the world of the women of ISIS and the "Guest House for Young Widows"—where wives of the fallen…

The Collected Schizophrenias

Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the '…

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves

A story of one family and migration in the 21st century. 

Catch and Kill

Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on…

Wild Game

A daughter's tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her…

How We Fight for Our Lives

A coming-of-age memoir, written from the crossroads of sex, race, and power in modern America.

She Said

The untold story of reporting on the Christine Blasey Ford allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, and their consequences…

Invisible Women

So much data fails to take into account gender, and because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and…

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

 A "big other" that imposes a fundamentally new form of power and unprecedented concentrations of knowledge in private…

Kochland

Uses the extraordinary account of how the biggest private company in the world grew to be that big to tell the story of…

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