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I Am Brian Wilson


The musician we meet in this book looks back on his mid-’70s Beach Boys caricature with sympathy and dread. As his gentle voice emerges from the pages, a more definitive picture takes shape.

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Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty


A granddaughter of the journalist and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement explores the relationship between Day and her only child.

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In his new novel, Paul Auster manages to conjoin gimmickry and genius, as readers find their perspective radically altered by a detail unveiled at the end.

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Hell No


A posthumously published book by political activist Tom Hayden offers lessons from the Vietnam era for our own time.

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What We Do Now


Two new books published in the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration purport to show a path forward for liberals.

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Make Art, Not War


Political posters can contribute enormously to street demonstrations that will inevitably increase in both number and intensity.

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Life in the Poorest Parts of America Is Not All ‘Urban Carnage’


A new book about the conflict between police and residents in South Los Angeles paints a much more humane, complex picture of poverty than President Trump does.

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The Nixon Effect, The Money Cult, Ratf**ked


These three books, published well before the election, offer insight into what happened and why.

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Born to Run


More than anyone else in popular music, Bruce Springsteen understands the people who helped elect Trump. We need the Boss’ music now.

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A Poem Close to the Bone for Many in 2016


“I can tell something bad is happening in the world when my poem is surging,” says “Good Bones” author Maggie Smith.

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