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Laila Gohar

Laila Gohar is an internationally recognized installation artist and chef who works with food as her artistic medium. She creates immersive experiences that blur the line between art and dining. As sh…


Holding the Note

David Remnick

From the obsessive Charlie Parker expert Phil Schaap to the eternally major Paul McCartney; from the undimmed genius of Aretha Franklin to the torch-bearing octogenarian of the Chicago blues, Buddy Gu…


Ethics in the Real World

Peter Singer

An updated edition of this hallmark book of brief essays. Singer applies his philosophy to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports d…


The Wager

David Grann

On January 28, 1742, a ramshackle vessel of patched-together wood and cloth washed up on the coast of Brazil. Inside were thirty emaciated men, barely alive, and they had an extraordinary tale to tell…


Everything/Nothing/Someone

Alice Carrière

From an early age, Alice Carrière, the daughter of a remote, renowned painter mother Jennifer Bartlett and a charismatic European actor father, Mathieu Carrière, is forced to navigate her mother’s rec…


The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly

Margareta Magnusson

Now unburdened by (emotional and actual!) baggage and able to focus on what makes each day worth living, Margareta Magnusson shares her discoveries about becoming older – some difficult to accept, man…


Invasion

Luke Harding

In a damning, inspiring, and breathtaking narrative of what is likely to be a turning point for Europe—and the world—Guardian correspondent and New York Times bestselling author Luke Harding reports f…


State of Danger

Tim Weiner

Twenty years ago, after the attacks of September 11, the CIA transformed itself into a lethal paramilitary force, all but abandoning its core missions of espionage and counterespionage. The consequenc…


Cheap Land Colorado

Ted Conover

In May 2017, Ted Conover went to Colorado to explore firsthand a rural way of life that is about living cheaply, on your own land—and keeping clear of the mainstream. The failed subdivisions of the en…


Meeting of the Minds

Peter Singer Venerable Shih Chao-Hwei

Peter Singer is a world-renowned, award-winning moral philosopher and preeminent voice in bioethics whose writings have helped shape the animal rights and effective altruism movements. Venerable Shih…