Rhyme, Not Repetition

All that’s past isn’t necessarily present

When the Clock Broke: Con Men, Conspiracists, and How America Cracked Up in the Early 1990s by John Ganz

Survival Situation

The debate over evolution and its discoverer

Origin Story: The Trials of Charles Darwin by Howard Markel

The Rescuer

In search of the Underground Railroad’s legendary conductor

Night Flyer: Harriet Tubman and the Faith Dreams of a Free People by Tiya Miles

Facing the Facts

An antiquated take on antiquity

The Missing Thread: A Women’s History of the Ancient World by Daisy Dunn

We Are the Borg

Is the convergence of human and machine really upon us?

The Singularity Is Nearer: When We Merge with AI by Ray Kurzweil

Numbers Game

A novelist’s indictment of how we account for our history

Question 7 by Richard Flanagan

Born to Be Wild

One founding family’s centuries-long journey

American Bloods: The Untamed Dynasty That Shaped a Nation by John Kaag


Indigenous civilizations thrived long before Europeans showed up

Native Nations: A Millennium in North America by Kathleen DuVal

Acting Out

One tortuous journey from stage to screen

Cocktails with George and Martha: Movies, Marriage and the Making of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Philip Gefter

Hometown Heroes

What if the goal is not to make it out of the neighborhood?

There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension by Hanif Abdurraqib

One Bad Husband

What the “Bluebeard” story tells us about marriage

Secrets Behind the Door: The Story of Bluebeard and His Wives By Maria Tatar

Something That Was Us

Living It

Being Oversouls Together


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