Non-fiction

Cross-section illustration depicting a family in their underground lead fallout shelter, equipped with a geiger counter, periscope, air filter, etc., early 1960s.

Why Billionaires Are Obsessed With the Apocalypse Why Billionaires Are Obsessed With the Apocalypse

In Survival of the Richest, Douglas Rushkoff gets to the bottom of the tech oligarchy’s fixation on protecting themselves from the end times.

Feb 14, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Jared Marcel Pollen

Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” in theaters now.

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Just the Latest of Martin Scorsese’s Husbands From Hell Leonardo DiCaprio Is Just the Latest of Martin Scorsese’s Husbands From Hell

Killers of the Flower Moon offers a vivid and compelling study of racism as domestic violence.

Oct 27, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Former Senator Phil Gramm (R-Tex.) as his hero, Ebenezer Scrooge.

Republicans Are Gaslighting Us on Poverty Republicans Are Gaslighting Us on Poverty

Claims that poverty in America has been eliminated, and that “idleness” is the only barrier to a life of middle-class comfort, would be funny—if they weren’t so dangerous.

Aug 21, 2023 / Brad Swanson

Harlan Crow

Clarence Thomas’s Rich Friend Collects: Judges, Politicians—and Nazi Memorabilia Clarence Thomas’s Rich Friend Collects: Judges, Politicians—and Nazi Memorabilia

Texas billionaire Harlan Crow is a modern-day Charles Foster Kane.

Apr 10, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Alissa Quart

Is the American Dream a Long Con? Is the American Dream a Long Con?

A conversation with Alissa Quart about her new book Bootstrapped, an examination of how the ideology of individualism helped create the conditions for inequality.

Apr 5, 2023 / Editorial / Rhoda Feng

Mike Davis.

¡Compañero Mike Davis, Presente! ¡Compañero Mike Davis, Presente!

A requiem for a friend who embodied the commitment to the marriage of word and deed.

Nov 2, 2022 / Roberto Lovato

Meredith Tax

Meredith Tax, 1942–2022 Meredith Tax, 1942–2022

The tireless organizer, feminist pioneer, and relentless coalition builder never let up.

Oct 31, 2022 / Alix Kates Shulman

Republicans Have Spent Millions on Youth Outreach. And It’s Working.

Republicans Have Spent Millions on Youth Outreach. And It’s Working. Republicans Have Spent Millions on Youth Outreach. And It’s Working.

Kyle Spencer’s new book Raising Them Right shows how the conservative establishment has recruited and trained new generations of activists over the last 60 years.

Oct 26, 2022 / Q&A / Julian Epp

Photo diagram from the Bruno Hauptman trial.

How the Courts Stack the Odds Against the Innocent How the Courts Stack the Odds Against the Innocent

A new book by Daniel Medwed examines the reasons the wrongfully convicted find it so hard to prove their innocence.

Nov 1, 2022 / Books & the Arts / Jed S. Rakoff

A young woman has a cup of coffee while shopping on the Internet in the 1990s.

The Intimate and Interconnected History of the Internet The Intimate and Interconnected History of the Internet

Kevin Driscoll’s new book The Modem World offers a picture of an early Internet defined by community, experimentation, and lack of privacy. 

Oct 14, 2022 / Q&A / Jacob Bruggeman

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