Summer Reading: Nonfiction
July 26, 2009 This book reveals how the American food industry has harnessed the chemistry of sugar, salt and fat to make us eat too much, too fast and too often.
June 24, 2009 Richard Rayner's nonfiction account of Los Angeles in the 1920s demonstrates the truth behind the noir.
June 11, 2009 Kao Kalia Yang's memoir is both a family chronicle and a history of the Hmong people.
June 8, 2009 D.D. Guttenplan's biography of iconic investigative reporter I.F. Stone is well-researched and gracefully written. American Radical gets inside the head and heart of this anti-establishment journalist who became a Washington insider.
August 25, 2008 Are rampant claims of discrimination clouding our discussions of social problems and race? Law Professor Richard Thompson Ford examines abuses of the so-called "race card" while looking at wider problems of institutional racism.
August 25, 2008 Paris: the city of lights, the city of love, and — maybe most importantly — the city of food. Alexander Lobrano of Gourmet magazine samples the gastronomical delights of over a hundred Parisian restaurants, creating a guide that would satisfy any foodie.