In their new book Discovering Our World: Humanity's Epic Journey from Myth to Knowledge (Pitchstone Publishing, 2015), Paul Singh and John R. Shook offer scientific explanations to questions normally reserved for religion: Who are we? Where did we come from? What determines our destiny? In the excerpt below, the authors explain why we have a moral imperative to save our planet:
When you hear the name Blackwater, you think of gung-ho, well paid, trigger-happy military contractors who cause international incidents. This isn't entirely inaccurate, but it's not the full story, which is told through a new book by Sean McFate: The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order. Read more...
Reviews of four new books -- and two finales -- from this week's comic releases.
Screenwriter/author Jonathan Stokes has sold his new book series, A Thrifty Time Travelers’ Guide to Penguin/Viking Press in a heated auction. Several top publishing houses were in the mix on this one, including Harper Collins, Random House and Simon & Schuster. Show More Summary
Sports Illustrated's Michael Bamberger is one of the best golf writers and reporters in the business, and he's come out with a new book, "Men in Green," which details his journey to learn more about golf legends -- some obvious, some...Show More Summary
In his new book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson explains how we are destroying each other with good intentions Read the rest
Lohan's ex-boyfriend reveals how terrible he was to her in a new memoir. Congrats?
James McWilliams' book "The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals" is a very thoughtful work about our meal plans where he covers the ecological and ethical reasons for not eating other animals and shows that labels such as "cage free," "free range," and "humanely raised" are not necessarily sound and ethical. There's a good life beyond beef and after meat.
by Lincoln Mullen Kruse, Kevin M. One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America. New York: Basic Books, 2015. One Nation Under God, Kevin Kruse’s new book on How Corporate America Invented Christian America,Show More Summary
New York Times Room for Debate, How to Improve the College Admissions Process: The Times columnist Frank Bruni’s new book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be,” appeals to teenagers and their parents to relax, because the college decision won’t matter as much as they think it will. But...
If you want to understand the complexities and pitfalls of automating medicine (and professional work in general), please read Bob Wachter’s story, adapted from his new book The Digital Doctor, of how Pablo Garcia, a 16-year-old patient at the University … Continue reading ?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) doesn't seem all that ready for Hillary. Warren has been in New York this week for media interviews about her new book, "A Fighting Chance." In some of these appearances she has faced questions about Hillary Clinton, who is widely seen as the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Show More Summary
It’s a catchy idea: two rich Philadelphians, shut out of their family fortune, decide to gain new wealth by proving the existence of the Loch Ness monster. It’s the plot of At the Water’s Edge, the new book by Water for Elephants author Sara Gruen. Robert J. Wiersema reviewed the book in The Globe and […]
Peek behind the scenes of the breakout show by fashion’s favourite enfant terrible.
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by William Gairdner to discuss his new book, the issues that divide Liberals and Conservatives and if we can ever get along. The post The Great Liberal-Conservative Devide appeared first on RedState.
From the ancient to the ultramodern, theaters are among the most visually diverse and awe-inspiring buildings in the world. A new book Reflections: Theatres, which was published by Roads in November, pays tribute to these architectural...Show More Summary
Lee Drutman’s new book is out and I can’t wait to read it. There’s an associated April 16 event if you are in D.C. … Continue reading ?
HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signorile will sit down with Rosie O'Donnell for an intimate Q&A session April 2 as part of the SiriusXM “Town Hall” series. The chat coincides with the release of It’s Not Over: Getting...Show More Summary
In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week. WORD Bookstores are independent neighborhood bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey. Our primary goal is to be whatever...
A new book about New York's governor paints him as a modern-day Nixon. Here's how his presidential stock plummeted