Book Review May 24
Yutaka Dirks | 'How to Get Along With Women' by Elisabeth de Mariaffi is a sharp and inventive romp through the intertwining aspects of power, identity and sexuality in relationships in supremely real backdrops.
Book Review May 16
Dennis Pilon | 'Wrestling with Democracy' by Dennis Pilon provides a historical and comparative look at electoral reform (or lack thereof) of western industrialized countries over the past century.
Book Review May 9
Kathleen Yamazaki | Night Town by Cathi Bond is a coming-of-age story of a young woman, and a shifting nation, growing up in the rapidly changing social fabric of 1970s Toronto and searching for acceptance and progress.
Book Review May 2
Robert Jensen | The following is adapted from the new book Arguing for Our Lives: A User's Guide to Constructive Dialogue from City Lights Books.
Book Review Apr 26
Mike Elk | Dave Zirin's new book, Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down, explores the intersection of sports and politics over the past three years.
Book Review Apr 19
Judy Rebick, Velcrow Ripper | Compassionate action is positive, kind, fierce and transformative. It comes from the heart, not just the head.
Book Review Apr 11
Aaron Leonard | Eveline Lubbers documents how private corporations -- sometimes independently, sometimes in collusion with state police agencies -- spy and target dissent.
Book Review Apr 5
Dominic Alexander | Only system change on the large scale can free people from the Caspian to the Atlantic, and further on, from the power represented by the oil road.
Book Review Mar 28
Ian Angus | Despite a lack of evidence, Eddy Yuen not only argues that getting out the truth about environmental crises causes apathy, but insists that it "disables the left but benefits the right and capital."
Book Review Mar 21
Liam Barrington-Bush | If you believe in transparency, equality and democracy, how can you organize in ways that manifest these beliefs? The worlds of social movements and social media are offering some strong hints.
Book Review Mar 15
Jordy Cummings | Richard Seymour's 'Unhitched,' a slim and scathing denunciation of turncoat scoundrel Christopher Hitchens, is a thoroughly satisfying and politically important book.
Book Review Mar 8
Jacqueline Mulhallen | An informative, comprehensive, concise yet clear and accessible historical account of the major wars of the 20th and 21st centuries and the roles women played.
Book Review Feb 28
Deepa Kumar | In this excerpt, Deepa Kumar looks at the uses of Islamophobia by a U.S. government that pushes war abroad and repression at home.
Book Review Feb 21
Claudio D'Andrea | Following his blockbuster memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and two well-received works of short fiction, the scope of Eggers' work has widened to embrace the world.
Book Review Feb 15
Derrick Morrison | Robin Blackburn introduces this collection of speeches, essays and correspondence, which includes the inaugural addresses of President Abraham Lincoln and the writings of Karl Marx.