The NYU historian and author of The Statue of Liberty documents the story of America's only alleged case of blood libel and its origins in old-world prejudice, homegrown anti-Semitism and the 1920s resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan. Illustrations.
A panoramic oral history of the September 11 attacks draws on hundreds of interviews with government officials, first responders, survivors, friends and family members to recount events from the perspectives of firsthand witnesses. 125,000 first printing.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuses discuss the suspenseful untold story of their investigation, the way it changed their careers and whether or not the #MeToo movement changed things for the better.
The popular podcast host and author explores how people interact with strangers and why these exchanges often go wrong, offering strategic tips for more accurate and productive interactions.
An in-depth investigation into the dangerous world of synthetic drugs predicts a next wave in the opioid epidemic while examining the roles of black-market Chinese drug factories, European harm reduction activists and American dealers and users.
Renato Rosaldo's new prose poetry collection shares his experiences and those of his group of Mexican American Tucson High School friends known as the Chasers, as they grew up, graduated, and fell out of touch. Derived from interviews with the Chasers and three other friends conducted after their 50th high school reunion, Rosaldo's poems present a chorus of distinct voices and perspectives that convey the realities of Chicano life on the borderlands from the 1950s to the present.
A former secretary of Defense and a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine join forces to off an account of how they learned to lead in a chaotic world. Illustrations. Maps. Tour.
An investigative reporter describes the lives of the Comodas family over several decades and three generations and shows the impact of global migration and how it has reordered economics, politics, and culture around the world.
Chronicles the story and legacy of cultural anthropology founder Franz Boas and his circle of women scientists, outlining how their team upended American views about race, gender and sexuality in the 1920s and 1930s. By the author of Odessa. Illustrations.
"A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. The programmers behind our apps and platforms decide how our conversations are structured, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can language evolve in real time. Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how the year you first accessed the internet determines how you talk online; how ~sparkly tildes~ became widely recognized as sarcasm punctuation; whether emoji are replacing words; and why internet dialects like doge, lolspeak, and snek are linguistically significant. Because Internet is essential reading for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are"—
Tales of a 6' 4, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian
A memoir and manifesto by the comedian, hit podcast host and star of United Shades of America shares intersectional progressive views on forefront issues ranging from race relations and law enforcement to right-wing politics and parenthood.
The stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster offers humorous, poignant essays describing her experience as a black woman in modern America on topics such as how she's been questioned on her love of Billy Joel and U2 and why you can't touch her hair.