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If Steven Pinker's latest 500-page treatise on the brain, The Blank
Slate
, serves any wider purpose in the popular discussion of science
issues, it will, one hopes, be the final demoliti

Debbie Nathan is an attendee of Feminist Futures, a
New York-based study group whose organizers include Leonore Tiefer.

The day that Kenneth Rexroth died was not a dark, cold day.

A year ago Congress overwhelmingly approved George W.

"A war was about to start. Knots of wide-eyed people gathered in
courtyards, in open fields, on street corners....

Why is so much fiction written in our language and why is so much of
what is written of so little consequence?

This is the best book yet written about the Provisional Irish Republican
Army.

They say that war is hell, and Chris Hedges shows us how and why.
Hedges's War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning painfully and
profoundly illustrates how violent conflict destroys those i

It's easy to find fault with Blue Shoe, Anne Lamott's sixth
novel.

Cartoonist Jules Feiffer dropped a pinpoint protest on First Lady
Laura Bush's National Book Festival on October 12 in Washington.

Blogs

A new book takes exciting and historic trends a step too far.

March 23, 2012

A new book shows that the HIV virus was triggered by wanton imperial depredations.

February 28, 2012

How does the movie The Help "photoshop" American history?

February 27, 2012

Romney misattributed the key quote of his Florida victory speech to the pamphleteer. But that's hardly the only reason why Paine would have decried the Bain Capitalist.

February 1, 2012

Will the new president's mega-million-dollar makeover of the main library scare off scholars and leave the branches begging?

December 6, 2011

If the great Hiroshima novel remains unwritten, a number of major poets have written brilliantly on nuclear concerns.

August 16, 2011

There's rarely been as enjoyable and community-minded a way to help support children's literacy.

July 12, 2011

 Who gives a [insert expletive] about an Oxford comma?

July 11, 2011

Ahmed Chalabi’s daughter recounts the family’s saga and the ancien regime.

March 7, 2011