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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
By ARLIE RUSSELL HOCHSCHILD
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
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
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.
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
By SARAH BAKEWELL
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
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
"The Invention of Nature" by ANDREA WULF
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
By SVEN BIRKERTS
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
By JAMIE BARTLETT
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
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
By MATTHEW B. CRAWFORD
Reviewed by Barbara Spindel
Are we living through a "crisis of attention"? The answer may lie in how we still learn from one another.