A New Yorker staff writer presents a deeply immersive chronicle of how well-intentioned entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley created a democratic internet where freedoms have been exploited by propagandists who have shifted extreme ideologies into the mainstream. Illustrations.
The best-selling author of Shrill presents a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique of the #MeToo movement and how the deceptions at the heart of the white male mythos have led to today's open practices of misogyny and prejudice.
Long heralded as a city treasure herself, expert "mudlarkr" Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking. Tirelessly trekking across miles of the Thames' muddy shores, where others only see the detritus of city life, Maiklem unearths evidence of England's captivating, if sometimes murky, history — with some objects dating back to 43 AD, when London was but an outpost of the Roman Empire.
Documents the controversial story of the mid-20th-century Harlem City College Beavers, tracing how the merit-based team of Jewish and African-American players won major tournaments in the face of segregation before its starting five were arrested for a major gambling racket. Illustrations.
"A young writer travels to Maine to tell the unusual story of America's longest- running camp devoted to mysticism and the world beyond. They believed they would live forever. So begins Mira Ptacin's haunting account of the women of Camp Etna-an otherworldly community in the woods of Maine that has, since 1876, played host to generations of Spiritualists and mediums dedicated to preserving the links between the mortal realm and the afterlife. Beginning her narrative in 1848 with two sisters who claimed they could speak to the dead, Ptacin reveals how Spiritualism first blossomed into a national practice during the Civil War, yet continues-even thrives-to this very day. Immersing herself in this community and its practices-from ghost hunting to releasing trapped spirits to water witching- Ptacin sheds new light on our ongoing struggle with faith, uncertainty, and mortality. Blending memoir, ethnography, and investigative reportage, The In-Betweens offers a vital portrait of Camp Etna and its enduring holdon a modern culture that remains as starved for a deeper sense of connection and otherworldliness as ever"—
Over twenty writers including Leslie Jamison, Melissa Febos and Evette Dionne explore women's anger in essays that examine how and why women are no longer willing to grin and bear it in a world full of outrage. 30,000 first printing.
On New Year's Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day — chosen completely at random — turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional measure a most ordinary day. Weingarten spent the next six years proving that there is no such thing.
"A searing narrative of the Battle of Mosul, described by the Pentagon as "the most significant urban combat since World War II." In this masterpiece of war journalism based on months of frontline reporting, National Magazine Award winner James Verini describes the climactic battle in the struggle against the Islamic State. Focusing on two brothers from Mosul and their families, a charismatic Iraqi major who marched north from Baghdad to seize the city with his troops, rowdy Kurdish militiamen, and a hard- bitten American sergeant, Verini describes a war for the soul of a country, a war over and for history. Seeing the battle in a larger, centuries- long sweep, he connects the bloody- minded philosophy of the Islamic State with the ancient Assyrians who founded Mosul. He also confronts the ways that the American invasion of Iraq not only deformed that country, but also changed America like no conflict since Vietnam"—