Review: Rachel MacFarland watched the five Small Axe films, a rich collection of stories that explore Black British lives and politics in the 1970s and 80s.
Review: Binging Sense8
Rachel MacFarland found the immersive experience of binging on Sense 8 was akin to reading a book, and a very good one at that.
Review: The Water Dancer
Memory’s power is one of the central themes in Ta-Nehisi Coates’s fictional debut.
Review: The Wisdom of the Beguines
A mostly forgotten medieval women’s movement is revealed in Laura Swan’s book on the beguines and the communities they formed across Europe.
On Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five
After discovering an attempt to “cancel” Vonnegut, Rachel MacFarland decided to reread his classic work and defend his honor.
A Brilliant Finale
Art and life intertwine in Earthsong, the final book in Suzette Haden Elgin’s feminist Native Tongue trilogy.
Review: Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Kent Nerburn’s book, rereleased on its 25th anniversary, is full of beauty and humor.
Review: The Judas Rose
A woman’s language spreads subversively throughout the known galaxy, unbeknownst to any men, in the second book of Suzette Haden Elgin’s Native Tongue Trilogy.
Review: Sharks in the Time of Saviors
In Kawai Strong Washburn’s powerful debut novel, complex characters mix with magical realism and dangerous saviors lurk in the water.
A history of violence
Vincent Bevins’ book details how the the U.S. used anticommunism to reshape the world, leaving a bloody trail in its wake.