Darkly: Blackness and America’s Gothic Soul

Darkly: Blackness and America’s Gothic SoulLeila Taylor takes us into the dark heart of the American gothic, analysing the ways it relates to race in America in the twenty first century Haunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats under floorboards the American gothic is a macabre tale based on a true story Part memoir and


I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution

I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV RevolutionFrom The New Yorker s fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch From her creation of the first Approval Matrix in New York magazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prize winning columns for



For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity

For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful MasculinityA nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For the Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world while also exploring how being a man has evolved In 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned Men grow up being told that boys don t cry and dolls



iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of UsA highly readable and entertaining first look at how today s members of iGen the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid 1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.With


New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the FutureAs the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes Underlying this trend is a single idea the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and data is enough to help us build a better world In actual fact, we are lost in a


The Origin of Others

The Origin of OthersAmerica s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging What is race and why does it matter What motivates the human tendency to construct Others



BTTM FDRS

BTTM FDRSOnce a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago s south side, the Bottomyards is now the definition of urban blight When an aspiring fashion designer named Darla and her image obsessed friend, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far


American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three ActsThe opioid epidemic has been described as one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of the history of greed, corruption, and indifference that pushed the US into consuming than 80 percent of the world s opioid painkillers Journeying


Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat PhobiaHow the female body has been racialized for over two hundred years There is an obesity epidemic in this country and poor black women are particularly stigmatized as diseased and a burden on the public health care system This is only the most recent incarnation of the fear of fat black women,





Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford AmericaFamilies today are squeezed on every side from high childcare costs and harshemployment policies to workplaces without paid family leave or even dependable and regular working hours Many realize that attaining the standard of living their parents managed has become impossible Alissa Quart,


Mythologies

MythologiesNo denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis, Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies There is no proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than this book one of the most significant works in French theory, and one that has transformed the way


Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of SuccessIn this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what