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The Best We Could Do


I thought graphic novels were kid stuff—and there is no better book to prove me wrong than this turbulent memoir of a Vietnamese family.

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Poems From the Pond


Peggy Freydberg’s sharp sense of humor and observation are at odds with this book’s presentation.

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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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4 3 2 1


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.

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 READ MORE

Hell No


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

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE

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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