In Republic, Lost, Lessig lays the groundwork for understanding how our elections have been altered by private money and why that influx of “dark money” has changed the way we understand politics and the ways in which politicians can interact with each other.
At its best, the book is a riveting read about the science behind Henrietta Lacks’ cells and cancer research. I’m a sucker for a good piece of science writing, and this was that. There’s some heady science-based discussion, which touches on the ethical implications of research.
This is a must read for any teacher — or anyone who wants to comment on the state of education. Fixing our schools has absolutely nothing to do with privatizing them.
We talk quite a bit about poverty and economic disparity in the U.S., but this is one of the few books that takes an in-depth view of the problem. This book is unique in that it combines 100 years of longitudinal social science with the history of Clay County, Kentucky in order to paint a picture of the forces that have helped drive Appalachia’s economic distress.
When Of Dice and Men is at its best, David M. Ewalt paints an interesting tale that follows the birth, demise, and rebirth of both Dungeons & Dragons and tabletop role-playing. While the territory of the game’s history isn’t new, Ewalt nevertheless wrote a fan’s history, which painted a tough by understandable picture of the original founders.
I asked our readers to tell us their favorite books about fathers and dads. You responded in grand fashion. Here is our non-scientifically curated list. Spoilers: It doesn’t always end well.
At its best, the book’s narrative is a pleasant mix of well-reported histories of the Trail’s development that include short biographies of the main players, descriptions of the major roadblocks, and clear exposition explaining how those events led to creative solutions.
Roger May launched his Kickstarter project so that he could create the story he wanted for an audience that cared.