Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry

Review by Brian Tanguay Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond are not the kind of men you would invite for dinner. Were you to see them coming toward you on a…

Self-Portrait in Black and White by Thomas Chatterton Williams

A father’s hard-earned struggle to unlearn race. Until his daughter Marlow was born, Thomas Chatterton Williams had never questioned that his children would be Black like him. Marlow’s blue eyes,…

Piranesi by Susana Clarke

Reviewed by David Starkey On some level, every novel is about its protagonist’s journey to find out who they really are, although Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi follows that pattern more literally…

Monopolized: Life In The Age Of Corporate Power by David Dayen

Reviewed by Brian Tanguay If you have flown on a commercial airline, rented a car, purchased tickets to a concert or sporting event, or shopped for an internet service provider,…

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson

Reviewed by David Starkey Anyone who has looked out an airplane window while flying between the Americas and Asia has no doubt marveled at the vast expanse of water and…

Chasing The Light by Oliver Stone

Review by Brian Tanguay Oliver Stone was an only child, the product of a whirlwind romance between his father, a US Army officer who served under General Dwight Eisenhower, and…