New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the FutureAs the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes Underlying this trend is a single idea the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and data is enough to help us build a better world In actual fact, we are lost in a

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the ChthuluceneIn the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she

Against Everything: Essays

Against Everything: EssaysIn Against Everything, Mark Greif makes us rethink the ordinary, taking our own lives seriously, exploring how we might live an honest life in these dishonest times In a series of coruscating set pieces, Greif asks why we put ourselves through the pains of exercise, what shopping in organic

Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal

Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to HealFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing American Adult, an intimate and urgent assessment of the existential crisis facing our nation Something is wrong We all know it American life expectancy is declining for a third straight year Birth rates are dropping Nearly half of us

Living a Feminist Life

Living a Feminist LifeIn Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists

The Body Papers: A Memoir

The Body Papers: A MemoirWinner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Grace Talusans memoir The Body Papers bravely explores her experiences with sexual abuse, depression, cancer, and life as a Filipino immigrant, supplemented with government documents, medical records, and family photos.Born in the

In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

In the Wake: On Blackness and BeingIn this original and trenchant work, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the orthography of the wake Activating multiple registers of wake the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming

The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd CultureA witty, intelligent cultural history from NPR book critic Glen Weldon explains Batmans rises and falls throughout the agesand what his story tells us about ourselves.Since his creation, Batman has been many things a two fisted detective a planet hopping gadabout a campy Pop art sensation a

The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism

The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of NarcissismThey re among us, but they are not like us They manipulate, lie, cheat, and steal They are irresistibly charming and accomplished, appearing to live in a radiance beyond what we are capable of But narcissists are empty No one knows exactly what everyone else is full of some kind of a soul, or


MythologiesNo denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis, Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies There is no proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than this bookone of the most significant works in French theory, and one that has transformed the way

Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of SuccessIn this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what


OrientalismMore than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said s groundbreaking critique of the West s historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic In this wide ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of orientalism to the

Between the World and Me

Between the World and MeThis is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta Nehisi Coates offers a powerful