The Art of Rebecca Solnit’s Essay

    - What makes Rebecca Solnit’s essays so popular? That they’re probably so right. And that’s a problem.
Laila Lalami, author of Conditional Citizens.

Laila Lalami Goes Deep

Editor’s note: As we went to press, the publication dates of some of the titles included in our Spring 2020 ...

Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America by Laila Lalami, Pantheon, 208 pages, $25.95.

Excerpt: Conditional Citizens

In this eye-opening excerpt from Conditional Citizens, Laila Lalami reveals how California managed to shrink the pool of welfare recipients and expand the suffering of the poor.

Jon Wiener is the coauthor, with Mike Davis, of Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties, a long-overdue history of the City of Angels during that tumultuous time.

True Stories of L.A. in the 1960s 

Mike Davis and Jon Wiener revisit the turbulence of Los Angeles in the 1960s—and come correct.

Screening Reality by Jon Wilkman, Bloomsbury, 512 pages, $35.

American Documentary 101

In Screening Reality, Jon Wilkman rethinks a film genre—and its history.


Spring 2020 Nonfiction Picks

COFFEE • By Dinah Lenney • Bloomsbury, 192 pages, $13.45 Your morning cup of joe is more complicated than it ...

From Our Land to Our Land by Luis J. Rodriguez, Seven Stories Press, 224 pages, $18.95.

Monsters of Our Own Making

  A lifer stood up to read his writing after 15 weeks of sitting in a creative writing class I ...

Ginger Gaffney’s Half Broke is a memoir of reconciliation and commitment.

Ginger Gaffney on Horses and Humans

When Ginger Gaffney arrives to consult at an alternative-sentencing program on a ranch in New Mexico where the inmate-residents have ...


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