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trending | Jun 12th, 2019

Our Republic is at Risk: Eric Klinenberg Investigates in New Book Antidemocracy in America

“To confront the threats we face, we must recognize that the Trump presidency is a symptom, not the malady.” Eric Klinenberg’s latest co-edited project Antidemocracy in America: Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk seeks to uncover the fundamental problems rooted inside America’s... Continue Reading →
trending | Jun 3rd, 2019

This Storm—the Anticipated New Novel from L.A. Confidential Author James Ellroy—Is Out Tomorrow

James Ellroy is the canonized writer behind some of America’s most famous crime novels, such as The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential. With his highly-anticipated This Storm, Ellroy takes us back in time to examine power and corruption in WWII. A celebrated crime author,  James Ellroy is equally... Continue Reading →
trending | Jun 3rd, 2019

Can Libraries Fight Populism? Eric Klinenberg Explores for The Economist.

Populism is on the rise around the world—and it’s having an unprecedented disruptive impact on political disourse. Author Eric Klinenberg sat down with The Economist to discuss how a surprising space—public libaries—may hold the key to fighting back. A sociologist at New York University, Eric... Continue Reading →
trending | May 31st, 2019

Raised in Captivity by Chuck Klosterman is a WIRED Must-Read of the Summer

Touted for being funny, smart, and delightfully weird, Chuck Klosterman’s latest book (out July 16th) is a must-read of the season according toWIRED.  Cultural critic and renowned author Chuck Klosterman has a knack for condensing the current cultural moment to its most essential elements. This... Continue Reading →
trending | May 27th, 2019

Emily Bazelon and David Wallace-Wells’ Best-Sellers Tapped for TIME’s Best Non-Fiction Books of 2019

In 2019, the world can feel uncertain at best, and catastrophic at worst. As a result, TIME’s non-fiction round-up this year highlights books with a vigorous call-to-action for both readers and society at large. Featured Lavin speakers Emily Bazelon and David Wallace-Wells have penned books that... Continue Reading →