Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief bursts of criticism.
Full Dissidence is not just about the corruption of professional sports. It is a fierce polemic that will alter the way you look at America.
An eclectic round-up of the favorite books of the year from our critics.
Claudia Rankine comes off like a disgruntled but interesting guest at a dinner party who keeps turning the conversation back to subjects that make others uncomfortable but are well worth talking about and seriously examining.
A more accurate title for Ibram X Kendi’s engaging and compelling book might be:” How I learned to think like an antiracist and how you can too.”
According to Sarah Kendzior, “we have a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government.”
For America to get back on track, “It will take inspired radical leadership, mass organizing, and citizen mobilization of the kind that we see only in America’s finest hours.”
In this valuable call-to-action, Roger Hallam says we have to recognize that climate change is an emergency and rebel against our extinction.
Because Eliza Griswold’s poems often take place in war zones, she’s always provocative — even when she is tendentious.
In this book, Naomi Klein shines a light on the path to a politically and economically just model of sustainability.