Jonathan Lewis explores the importance of transformation to confront trauma and conflict in Nnedi Okorafor’s compelling new speculative novel...
Chris Yogerst reviews Kliph Nesteroff’s book, “Outrageous: A History of Showbiz and the Culture Wars.”
Abena Ampofoa Asare writes about teaching Black history.
Again, Again, Again: On Carmen Machado and J. Robert Lennon’s “Critical Hits” and Frank Lantz’s “The Beauty of Games”
Neuroscientist Patrick House reviews two new books on the art of repetition in video games—“Critical Hits: Writers Playing Video Games,” edited by...
Heather Treseler reviews “Winter Solstice: An Essay” by Nina MacLaughlin.
Fear and Writing in Xinjiang: On Tahir Hamut Izgil’s “Waiting to Be Arrested at Night” and Perhat Tursun’s “The Backstreets”
Fear and Writing in Xinjiang: On Tahir Hamut Izgil’s “Waiting to Be Arrested at Night: A Uyghur Poet’s Memoir of China’s Genocide” and Perhat...
David E. Cooper reviews David Baddiel’s “The God Desire: On Being a Reluctant Atheist.”
Clevis Headley reviews George Yancy’s “Until Our Lungs Give Out: Conversations on Race, Justice, and the Future.”
Julia Sirmons compares three adaptations of Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando”: “Freak Orlando,” “Orlando,” and “Orlando: My Political Biography.”
Ed Simon reviews Benjamín Labatut’s newest book “The MANIAC.”
Jenna N. Hanchey reviews Yvette Lisa Ndlovu’s “Drinking from Graveyard Wells.”
MT Vallarta reviews Angela Peñaredondo’s “nature felt but never apprehended.”
Rebecca Teich reviews Kimberly Alidio’s “Teeter.”
Tanya Ward Goodman reviews Minna Dubin’s “Mom Rage: The Everyday Crisis of Modern Motherhood.”
Peter Holslin reviews Yasmine El Rashidi’s “Laughter in the Dark: Egypt to the Tune of Change.”
Johann Neem reviews Jessi Streib’s new book, “The Accidental Equalizer: How Luck Determines Pay After College.”