10 New Books to Help You Survive the First 6 Months of Trump

As we inaugurate a president who believes climate change is a hoax, whose cabinet choices have made racist, homophobic, and xenophobic statements, and who has himself spoken hatefully and aggressively about immigrants, Muslims, women, and other marginalized communities, books are more essential than ever. … More 10 New Books to Help You Survive the First 6 Months of Trump

The Horror of ‘Everything We Don’t Know’

The titular essay of Aaron Gilbreath’s debut collection of nonfiction, Everything We Don’t Know, concerns itself with the Fukushima disaster. Experts argue that no radiation will reach the United States—even as sixty-foot chunks of concrete wash ashore in Oregon. Throughout, Gilbreath weaves facts into his narrative, largely about his dietary habits. His reliance on canned … More The Horror of ‘Everything We Don’t Know’

Mark Thompson Guides Us Through the Solar System

When most Americans think of popular stargazing scientists, they think of Carl Sagan, who popularized astronomy through his 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Or Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who rebooted the series in 2014 as Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. But over on the other side of the Atlantic, Brits have their own scientific superstars. … More Mark Thompson Guides Us Through the Solar System