Our August pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This,” is Lesley Nneka Arimah’s debut short story collection “What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky.”…
Philosopher Martha Nussbaum wrote her latest book, “The Monarchy of Fear,” to better understand the 2016 election. She tells Jeffrey Brown that when fear gets into the mix, we fail to work out actual problems.
By Elizabeth Flock
We’re excited to announce that "What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky" by Lesley Nneka Arimah is our August pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, "Now Read This."…
Min Jin Lee, author of our July pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer questions from readers, plus Jeff announces August’s book.
From the innards of jet engines to the ingredients of the iPhone, precision is an awe-inspiring aspect of modern life. But how truly beneficial has it really been, author Simon Winchester has wondered: "Hasn’t it perhaps made us lose sight…
By Elizabeth Flock
Kimchi, a dish made from fermented vegetables, is a staple food in Korean cuisine and in author Min Jin Lee's family. Here's her mother's recipe.
By Jennifer Hijazi
The language of Jos Charles' “feeld” is like an artifact from a different time, a kind of “lost Middle English” concieved to describe the trans experience in new ways.
By Jeffrey Brown
At the Oakland Museum of California, a new exhibit traces decades of history of hip-hop, an industry and culture that's both mainstream and underground, global but rooted in the local. Jeffrey Brown reports.
By Associated Press
In Roseanne Barr's first TV interview since her ABC sitcom was canceled for a racist tweet, the comedian apologized for her "ill-worded" post and insisted she is not a bigot.
Tommy Orange's acclaimed debut novel "There there" explores through a dozen characters what it means to be Native American in an urban setting. Jeffrey Brown reports.
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