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Michael Lewis returns to the subject of Wall Street to elucidate the cause of the financial crisis and those who saw it coming.
In 1988, Stephen Hawking gave the world A Brief History in Time. Now Sean Carroll goes From Eternity to Here.
In her freshman effort, Rebecca Skloot offers a wonder story of science, family, and mystery.
The country is becoming harder to govern at a time when reform is at its most needed.
As health care reform nears its end, the fight over the public option continues.
In his latest book, Timothy Ferris argues that science and liberty are two indistinguishable elements that must go together in a developed society.
In his sophomore novel, Joshua Ferris delivers a potent and incisive story that is sure to inspire the minds of his readers.
Pulitzer prize winner Joseph Stiglitz offers his incisive thoughts on the economic downturn that has affected the world's economy.
In 1974, body artist Chris Burden ascended a triangular platform at the Ronald Feldman art gallery in New York and did not come down for twenty-two days.
I don't believe that Taibbi's fulminations are anything other than the indignity begotten from a broken system, and yet his appealing morality story doesn't always hold true.
Bill Simmons explores the history and the long-standing debates of the NBA in this passionate and fact-heavy book.
Jennifer Burns offers an eloquent, capacious biography of the life of Ayn Rand.
Our eating habits are often at the mercy of cultural forces that seem irrational on the surface. Is it possible to form a so-called philosophy of consumption?
Health care reform has taken on a feeling of inevitability, but it is important to understand where it came from and where it's going.
Everybody knows that achievement cannot be measured, but that doesn't stop people from trying.
Controversial author and biologist Richard Dawkins returns to discuss the large picture of a subject, which, in his mind, is decidedly uncontroversial, revealing the stunning elegance and beauty of biological evolution.
Michael Jordan gives the Hall of Fame speech that everyone was waiting for but no one expected. Perhaps we should have seen it coming all along.
Examining the true cost of medical malpractice and why all of the statistics may not be what they seem.
'The Family' by Jeff Sharlet is an investigative and historical book about the power of fundamentalism in America today.
There is life, as elusive as it is in this universe, and then there are those who search for it, real life versions of Roy Neary ('Close Encounters of the Third Kind'), electric lineman, bleary-eyed, not so much obsessed as driven by the compulsio
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