Archive for 2011

Greil Marcus

November 18 . 2011

The Doors is the first book about the group to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult of both Jim Morrison and the era he was made to personify, and focus solely on the music.

Christopher Phillips

November 17 . 2011

Energized by the initial optimism surrounding Obama’s presidency and, conversely, the fierce partisanship in Congress, Christopher Phillips has set out to engage Americans in discussions surrounding our must fundamental rights and freedoms, with some help from Thomas Jefferson in Constitution Cafe.

Robert Levine

November 16 . 2011

In Free Ride, Robert Levine narrates an epic tale of value destruction that moves from the corridors of Congress, where the law was passed that legalized YouTube, to the dorm room of  the founder of Napster.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

November 15 . 2011

The Change I Believe In is a collection of  The Nation’s editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel’s commentaries and columns from the first years of the Obama administration, an era that has come to be defined by reform and reaction.

Adam Winkler

November 14 . 2011

The debate over guns has always generated controversy and Adam Winkler uses the landmark 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation’s capital, as a springboard for a groundbreaking historical narrative in Gunfight.


R.A. Brown, Kathryn Petras

November 11 . 2011

R.A. Brown’s new gripping legal thriller, Created Equal, then Kathryn Petras with The Stupidest Things Ever Said.

Brian Greene

November 10 . 2011

Brian Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a captivating exploration of  parallel worlds and reveals how much of reality’s true nature may be deeply hidden within them in The Hidden Reality.

John Shelby Spong

November 9 . 2011

John Shelby Spong presents Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, a book designed to take readers into the contemporary academic debate about the Bible.

Ian Millhiser, Mary Griffitts

November 9 . 2011

A three-judge panel from the D.C. Circuit court has upheld the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act and Ian Millhiser with the Center for American Progress tells us what that means. Then Mary Griffitts, a jury consultant talks about what’s next for the jurors in the Dr. Conrad Murray trial.

David McRaney

November 7 . 2011

You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you’re as deluded as the rest of us in You Are Not So Smart.