Long live Fluxus, with its questionable boxes of ephemera, its baggy bags of soil, and its mad prankster sensibility.
Humankind, at the very least, compels us to rethink fashionably pessimistic assumptions about human nature.
I heartily recommend M.M. Blume’s excellent Fallout, which ably synthesizes large amounts of archival, historical, and biographical material from three continents.
The stories in And Go Like This are wise, compassionate, and deftly crafted.
Author Ethan Mordden serves up plenty of entertaining yarns, sometimes as exaggerated as the genre to which they pay homage.
Some of the most insightful and moving parts of the biography are Neeli Cherkovski’s personal recounting of his on-again off again relationship with Charles Bukowski.
In his book, Wolfram Eilenberger has provided an absorbing view of a period in Western intellectual history that was committed to the new.
To Live & Defy in LA sees Gangsta Rap as an important way to understand how systemic racism has worked (and works) in America today.
With journalistic flair, The Years That Matter Most brilliantly shows how, in terms of college opportunities, the scales of justice tilt in favor of the wealthy.
Peter L’Official has written an important book that speaks with powerful relevance to the state of Black life in America today — and the demands of Black Lives Matter.