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Book Review: Levoy’s Ghettoside

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America Jill Levoy A captivating, depressing, challenging, frustrating, must read book about the state of modern policing in poor communities of color.  If you’ve read this one, I’d really like to talk about … Continue reading

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Review: Woodward and Bernstein’s All The Presidents Men

All the President’s Men Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein I’m as surprised as you are that I never read this book before. Sure, I’ve seen the movie, and know the story, but reading this play by play of how Woodward … Continue reading

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Review: Alter’s Irresistible

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked Adam Alter This book, on the way smart phones and social media are behaviorally addictive, has led me to a mini-reading binge on the ways technology is … Continue reading

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Review: Gessen’s The Man Without a Face — The Unlikely Rise of Vladamir Putin

The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladamir Putin Masha Gessen Legendary Russian journalist Masha Gessen’s recounting of the bizarre rise to power of Vladmir Putin. How did a run of the mill kid from St. Petersburg rise … Continue reading

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Review: Chernow’s Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Yes, it’s a cliché for a New York liberal to talk about Hamilton. But here we are. At least this is about the book and not the musical.* If you’ve found your way here, you probably … Continue reading

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Review: Bacigalupi’s The Wind-Up Girl

The Wind Up Girl Paolo Bacigalupi Global warming, mega corporations bent on world domination, genetically modified food, floods, plagues, mechanical sex slaves. The future in the Wind-Up Girl isn’t very uplifting, but the way Bacigalupi tells this story of a … Continue reading

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Review Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness

Left Hand of Darkness Ursula Le Guin By the time I read Left Hand Of Darkness in the 1990s, science fiction novels addressing issues of gender and sexuality were, if not mainstream, certainly not revolutionary. Not so when Le Guin … Continue reading

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