Monthly Archive: April, 2015

Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising, by Jonathan Littell @ NYJB

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From the author of The Kindly Ones, comes a raw street-level look at the situation in Syria.

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American Odd: A Curious Man, by Neal Thompson

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This week I write about Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley in this new biography by Neal Thompson

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On Being Human Redux: Notes on “Orphan Black”

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An occasional series that is a continuation of my essay anthology, On Being Human: critical looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity. (Buy the limited edition hardcover, Kindle version,… Continue reading

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One Nation Under God: How Corporate American Invented Christian America, by Kevin M. Kruse @ NYJB

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“One Nation Under God” sheds light on the shadowy history of political conservatism, big business, and populist fervor.

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CCLaP Fridays: All the Happiness You Deserve, by Michael Piafsky

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“All the Happiness You Deserve” by Michael Piafsky is a modern bildungsroman built around Tarot cards.

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