Has anyone ever told you that bananas are going extinct? I’ve heard this factoid from a few different people over the years, and, while I never troubled myself to look into the matter independently, it has always fascinated me. Well it turns out it’s both true and false: the bananas we eat in most places [...]
Roberts, a legal scholar and author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century, examines the political and commercial incentives for continuing the categorization of people by race.
Despite the fact that they’re expensive, heavy and utterly impractical, I have a thing for art books (or coffee table books, as they’re often called) and have a fairly good — and rapidly growing collection of them. I’m not looking forward to moving with them, but I’ll deal with that when I have to (and [...]
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist shares what he learned about President Obama from their hour-long conversation, which was part of the research for the new book, Confidence Men.
The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of That Used to Be Us discusses the president’s veto of Palestine’s U.N. statehood bid and shares his thoughts on the president’s jobs bill.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker and author of Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life discusses President Obama’s plan to cut the national debt and shares what he would say to the president if he had five minutes alone with him.
A survivor of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, Manning reflects on her 10-year journey of survival and re-creation.
The noted religious scholar and No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam” author, who predicted the youth-centered Arab uprising in the Middle East and North Africa, outlines the impact that the Arab Spring will have on U.S. foreign policy.
The former Detroit mayor and co-author of the memoir Surrendered describes his time in solitary confinement and explains why that low point was the first time that he found true freedom.
The Harvard law professor and author of The Persistence of the Color Line explains why he believes that the nation’s first Black president is not going to be a transformative president when it comes to race.