Warren in the Trap

In her rhetoric, in the media, and in voters’ reactions to her, perceptions of Elizabeth Warren have always been driven by gender.

Foolish Questions

The subversive joy and nonsense of comics

SCREWBALL!: The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny

by Paul C. Tumey

The Art of Rube Goldberg

an exhibition at the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, February 11–April 23, 2017; the Grand Rapids Art Museum, May 21–August 27, 2017; Citadelle Art Foundation and Museum, Canadian, Texas, September 15–November 26, 2017; the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, March 15–July 8, 2018; the Portland Public Library, Portland, Maine, August 3–September 22, 2018; the National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, October 12, 2018–January 21, 2019; the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, April 28–July 21, 2019; and the Queens Museum, October 6, 2019–February 9, 2020

A Very Hot Year

The warmth we’ve added to the atmosphere—the heat equivalent, each day, of 400,000 Hiroshima-sized bombs—is already producing truly dire effects, decades or even centuries ahead of schedule.

L’Engle’s Cosmic Catechism

Even more than the many theological memoirs Madeleine L’Engle wrote later in life, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and its successors represent her spiritual autobiography

The Kairos Novels: The Wrinkle in Time and Polly O’Keefe Quartets

by Madeleine L’Engle, edited by Leonard S. Marcus

Penguins and Golden Calves: Icons and Idols in Antarctica and Other Unexpected Places

by Madeleine L’Engle, with a foreword by Charlotte Jones Voiklis

The Rock That Is Higher: Story as Truth

by Madeleine L’Engle, with a foreword by Sarah Bessey

Mao’s Shadow

Maoism: A Global History

by Julia Lovell

China’s New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong

by Jude Blanchette

The Art of Combat

The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, October 7, 2019–January 5, 2020

The Renaissance of Etching

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, October 23, 2019–January 20, 2020; and the Albertina Museum, Vienna, February 12–May 10, 2020

The People’s Clowns

Dario Fo and Franca Rame: Theatre, Politics, Life

by Joseph Farrell

Dress Rehearsal for the Revolution

American Demagogue: The Great Awakening and the Rise and Fall of Populism

by J.D. Dickey

The Post-Traumatic Novel

On Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments,’ Miriam Toews’s ‘Women Talking’ and Rachel Cline’s ‘The Question Authority’

Women Talking

by Miriam Toews

The Question Authority

by Rachel Cline

The Testaments

by Margaret Atwood

The First Mean Streets

Cities: The First 6,000 Years

by Monica L. Smith

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

by James C. Scott

The Nothing Beyond Nothing

Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography

by Christophe Bident, translated from the French by John McKeane

A History of Assassinations

The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia’s Exiles, Émigrés, and Agents Abroad

by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan

From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin’s Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin’s Secret War on the West

by Heidi Blake

Serfs of Academe

Pursuing a life in academia has become more like trying to become a professional athlete or a star musician than a doctor, a lawyer, or even a typical service sector worker.


by Geoff Cebula

Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education

by Joe Berry

The Good University: What Universities Actually Do and Why It’s Time for Radical Change

by Raewyn Connell

The Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission

by Herb Childress

Where Historians Work: An Interactive Database of History PhD Career Outcomes

American Historical Association. Available at

Professors in the Gig Economy: Unionizing Adjunct Faculty in America

edited by Kim Tolley

The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite

by Daniel Markovits

Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

by Thomas Frank

Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream

by Suzanne Mettler

Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution

by Wendy Brown

The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them

by Christopher Newfield

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