Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base: by Annie Jacobsen
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Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base: by Annie Jacobsen

There are dozens upon dozens of craters that line a certain area of the western…

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Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters  Edited by Paul Maher Jr.
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Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters Edited by Paul Maher Jr.

Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters, a compilation of interviews given by the…

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Palo Alto: by James Franco
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Palo Alto: by James Franco

It’s hard to divorce your already shaded-in image of the author James Franco and his…

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100 Posters, 134 Squirrels: A Decade of Hot Dogs, Large Mammals, and Independent Rock: The Posters of Jay Ryan
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100 Posters, 134 Squirrels: A Decade of Hot Dogs, Large Mammals, and Independent Rock: The Posters of Jay Ryan

On October 1, 2004, the Wrens played Chicago’s Logan Square Auditorium. Imagining a poster for…

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Something to Say: Thoughts on Art and Politics in America: by Richard Klin and Lily Prince
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Something to Say: Thoughts on Art and Politics in America: by Richard Klin and Lily Prince

To what extent and in what proportions do art and politics converge? Should they at…

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Once Upon a River: by Bonnie Jo Campbell
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Once Upon a River: by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Bonnie Jo Campbell is fast becoming one of America’s most notable contemporary authors. A 2009…

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Matterhorn: by Karl Marlantes
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Matterhorn: by Karl Marlantes

Two of the most interesting novels that concern the Vietnam War have been released in…

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Role Models: by John Waters
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Role Models: by John Waters

I was in eighth grade when I first discovered John Waters’ Pink Flamingos in the…

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A Visit from the Goon Squad: by Jennifer Egan
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A Visit from the Goon Squad: by Jennifer Egan

Having received comparisons to Joyce and Proust, Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad…

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Bob Dylan in America: by Sean Wilentz
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Bob Dylan in America: by Sean Wilentz

The very first page of Bob Dylan In America is filled, front and back, with…

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