The Price is Wrong: Why Capitalism Won’t Save the Planet by Brett Christophers

Verso Review by Brian Tanguay An item in the Harper’s Index in the June 2024 issue of the magazine notes that corporate broadcast news coverage about climate change decreased by…

My Beloved Life: A Novel by Amitava Kumar

Knopf Review by Brian Tanguay During his first year in college, Jadunath Kunwar — Jadu for short — attends a ceremony in honor of Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who along…

Looking At Mexico/Mexico Looks Back By Janet Sternburg with Comments by Jose Alberto Romero Romano

Distanz Review by Brian Tanguay Not long after receiving a copy of Looking at Mexico/Mexico Looks Back, Claudia Sheinbaum was overwhelmingly elected as Mexico’s first female president, a milestone in…

Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State by Samuel Stein

Verso Review by Brian Tanguay Many years ago I wrote a letter to my county supervisor protesting the proposed development of an avocado orchard near where my in-laws lived. I…

The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

Anchor Books Review by Gabriel Tanguay Ortega I can only begin this review by presenting my issues.  I’m not sure what this book is about. Colonialism, white saviorism, the rape…

The Mighty Six-Ninety (690) by Alexander Hamilton Cherin

Review by Brian Tanguay In the early 1980s, before the consolidation of media ownership gathered steam, and well before the digital revolution completely altered the broadcast landscape, AM radio occupied…

End of Active Service: A Novel by Matt Young

Bloomsbury Review by Brian Tanguay Dean Pusey is broken. By the Marine Corps and a tour of duty in Iraq. By the circumstances of his birth and adoption. By confusion…

Women! In! Peril!: stories by Jessie Ren Marshall

Bloomsbury Review by Brian Tanguay I can’t remember if I requested this collection of stories from the publisher or if it was just sent to me, but it arrived at…

The Manicurist’s Daughter: A Memoir by Susan Lieu

Celadon Books Review by Brian Tanguay Several years after the fall of Saigon, Susan Lieu’s parents fled Vietnam to escape suffocating Communist rule. Leaving was an enormous risk filled with…

Places We Swim California: A Guide to the Best Rivers, Lakes, Waterfalls, Beaches, Gorges, and Hot Springs by Caroline Clements and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon

Hardie Grant Review by Brian Tanguay California’s geographic diversity and beauty has long inspired seekers, dreamers, and people of capacious imagination. The state’s many natural wonders dwarf our human stature…