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Interview: Lori Rader-Day, Debut Author of ‘The Black Hour’

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"The only thing that ever works is writing. Not talking about writing, not reading about writing, not writing about writing." Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Black Hour’ by Lori Rader-Day

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Rader-Day draws her heroine’s character with an Exact-o knife, leaving her sharp edges intact. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times’ by Arlie Russell Rochschild


How far are we are willing to go to hire others to live large parts of our lives for us? Read More »

Book Review: Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? by Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig

Mother and daughter journalists examine Twentysomethings in the world of the internet. Read More »

Book Review: Rich People Things: Real-Life Secrets of the Predator Class by Chris Lehmann

Rich People Things showcases 19 provocative essays skewerimg the sacred cows of the rich. Read More »

Book Review: The Central Park Five: The Untold Story Behind One of New York City’s Most Infamous Crimes by Sarah Burns

Although the reader knows in general how the story of the Central Park Five will come out, author Sarah Burns still tells a compelling, suspenseful story. Read More »

Book Review: Jeff, One Lonely Guy by Jeff Ragsdale, David Shields, and Michael Logan

A guy looking for a few friends gets much more than expected. Read More »

Book Review: 26° 81° by Joshua Dudley Greer

An admirable photography project to capture small-town Florida; if only the book design had the humanity of the work inside. Read More »

Book Review: In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise by George Prochnik

Have we lost the ability to stare into space and think without distraction; without noise pulling us into someone else’s reality? Read More »

Book Review: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Law Professor Michelle Alexander’s scathing indictment of our country’s biased justice system quantifies the costs of over-population of our prisons. Read More »