book review

10.23.18

We Made a Chef Review Snoop Dogg's New Cookbook Recipes

Gabriel Pryce, of London's American-style comfort food spot Rita's, weighs up some of the recipes Snoop has to offer.

10.16.18

How Evangelical Purity Culture Can Lead to a Lifetime of Sexual Shame

Former born-again Christian Linda Kay Klein combines personal reflections with years of research to trace the psychological effects of purity culture on women in her new memoir, "Pure."

8.28.18

Cowards and Trolls Log Off: Dril's New Book Is Awesome

It doesn't matter whether Dril's book contains any new content. What matters is that it exists.

7.6.17

‘Twitter and Tear Gas’ Looks at How Protest Is Fueled and Crushed by the Internet

The new book from Zeynep Tufekci looks at how the web has helped demonstrations take off around the globe, but also made them harder to sustain.

6.21.17

Science Has Consistently Underestimated Women Because Scientists Are Sexist

In her new book, "Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong," Angela Saini argues that the "sexist baggage" within science has made us—mistakenly—believe women are weaker than men.

4.20.17

The Feminist Professor Who Says Students Took the Campus Rape Debate Too Far

In "Unwanted Advances," provocative feminist author Laura Kipnis argues that issues of consent and power should be treated with more nuance on college campuses. But is it realistic to think that shifting the rhetorical framework around sexual assault...

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5.31.16

The Exciting and Terrifying Future of DNA Editing

Siddhartha Mukherjee's new book, 'The Gene,' delivers a sweeping history of genetics­­­—from the cockamamie ideas that preceded the birth of the field to a striking picture of what the future holds.

5.7.15

Is '​​​The Underground Is Massive' the Dance Music History Lesson America's Been Waiting For?

In his latest book, Michaelangelo Matos meticulously recreates the overwhelming, epic story of dance music in America, and invites us all to join in.

6.23.13

Being an Apollo Astronaut's Wife Was Less Glamorous Than It Seemed

Lily Koppel's 'The Astronaut Wives Club' tells what it was really like to be married to a Moon man.

10.10.12

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Autobiography Is My Everything

This is my second foray into the inflated world of celebrity autobiography and, while action star, former California governor, and one-time tank driver Arnold Schwarzenegger is, in most respects, nothing like our dear R. Kelly, the two have one...