We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies by Tsering Yangzom Lama

Review by Brian Tanguay The Dalai Lama is the most recognizable figure of the Tibetan diaspora, but the focus of Tsering Yangzom Lama’s debut novel, We Measure the Earth with…

Drive My Car, a movie by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, based on a story by Haruki Murakami

Essay by Walter Cummins Creating a three-hour movie based on a short story that takes only 26 minutes to read may sound like an act of folly. But the Japanese…

Free The Press: The Death of American Journalism and How to Revive It by Brian J. Karem

Review by Brian Tanguay In his 1985 book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman sounded a warning about media ownership and the danger to the public when it’s fed a…

Free Love by Tessa Hadley

Review by Walter Cummins While pages of Tessa Hadley’s latest novel, Free Love, are filled with sexual activity and, more significantly, sexual gratification, satisfactions of the libido are transitory steps…

To Hell with It: Of Sin and Sex, Chicken Wings, and Dante’s Entirely Ridiculous, Needlessly Guilt-Inducing Inferno by Dinty W. Moore

Review by George Yatchisin If you’ve even wondered why the hell we came up with hell, this is the book for you. Dinty W. Moore knows of hell well, and…

You Are All a Part of Me by Lisa del Rosso

Review by H. L. Hix In her very brief “Foreword” to You Are All a Part of Me, Lisa del Rosso declares that the essays in the book “are about…

To Govern the Globe: World Orders & Catastrophic Change by Alfred W. McCoy

Review by Brian Tanguay What factors contribute to the rise and fall of empires, and what characteristics distinguish an empire from a world order? In To Govern the Globe, American…

Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy by Nathaniel Philbrick

Review by David Starkey Nathaniel Philbrick’s greatest successes as an author have come revisiting America’s Revolutionary War-period, where he has explored events like Bunker Hill, Washington’s victory at Yorktown, and…

A Field Guide to White Supremacy Kathleen Belew and Ramon Gutierrez, Editors

Review by Brian Tanguay When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, there was a perception that the United States had crossed a line and put the worst excesses of…

Joan Mitchell Edited by Sarah Roberts and Katy Siegel

Review by David Starkey I’m not sure when I realized that Joan Mitchell was my favorite abstract painter, but I do know it was a gradual process. Partly that time-lag…