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The Fragile Blessing

DAYBOOK

The Fragile Blessing

By Steve King ×

Why a painter, not a president, made Thanksgiving what it means today -- a holiday as sensitive to cultural flux as to political upheaval.
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

POLITICS

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

In economically hard-hit Louisiana, a sociologist goes in quest of the "deep story" of conservative America. Review by Barbara Spindel.
“Dystopia Is Too Easy”: Laurie Penny’s Tomorrow

CULTURAL STUDIES

“Dystopia Is Too Easy”: Laurie Penny’s Tomorrow

A Conversation with Tobias Carroll ×

The journalist and writer talks about "Everything Belongs to the Future," her first foray into science fiction, and the special challenges of avoiding cliches about the future....
Making and Unmaking the American Soldier

HUMAN NATURE

Making and Unmaking the American Soldier

By Melissa H. Pierson ×

There's a science to making the modern soldier. Do we need a science for turning them back into civilians? Melissa Holbrook Pierson reads new books from Mary Roach and Sebastian Junger.
Born in the U.S.A.

SUMMER READING

Born in the U.S.A.

By The Editors of O Magazine ×

Six works of nonfiction that illuminate what it means to be an American.
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

PHILOSOPHY

At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

What does a beverage have to do with the 20th century's most important addition to the annals of philosophy? Plenty, according to Sarah Bakewell's inventive group biography. Review by Melissa...
The Big Shift: Rebecca Traister on the New Single Majority

INTERVIEW

The Big Shift: Rebecca Traister on the New Single Majority

A Conversation with Barbara Spindel ×

The author's new book studies a "revolution of options" that have permanently reshaped America. A conversation with Barbara Spindel.
Humboldt in Paris

ECOLOGY

Humboldt in Paris

Reviewed by Eric Herschthal ×

What Andrea Wulf's new book "The Invention of Nature" has to teach us as we confront the global climate crisis. By Eric Herschthal.
Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age

CULTURAL STUDIES

Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age

Reviewed by Danny Heitman ×

Sven Birkets asks: is our anxiety amid the welter of new technologies an unprecedented crisis? Or the same old distracted story? Review by Danny Heitman.
The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld

TECHNOLOGY

The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld

Reviewed by Nell McShane Wulfhart ×

How the Internet's hidden black markets traffic sex, drugs, and the promise of "transcending death." Review by Nell McShane Wulfhart.
Kate Bolick: Untying Corsets

INTERVIEW

Kate Bolick: Untying Corsets

A Conversation with Michele Filgate ×

The journalist on how her life as a happily unmarried woman became the subject of her incisive new pairing of memoir and biography. A conversation with Michele Filgate.
The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

HUMAN NATURE

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

Are we living through a "crisis of attention"? The answer may lie in how we still learn from one another.