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Gumshoes, Shamuses, and Private Dicks

Posted 10/3/2013 in Book Reviews

The Private Eye: Detectives in the Movies (Reaktion Books) by Bran Nicol has new thoughts on a familiar movie hero.

A Book of Barricades

Posted 9/26/2013 in Book Reviews

Marcello Di Cintio's Walls: Travels Along the Barricades (Soft Skull Press) is a visit to walls around the world.

They Are All Out to Get Us

Posted 9/17/2013 in Book Reviews

The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory (Harper) by Jesse Walker tells of plots you never suspected.

Spartacus without the Legends

Posted 9/14/2013 in Book Reviews

Spartacus (Harvard University Press) by Aldo Schiavone tells all we can know about the actual hero.

The Doom of the Ocean: Jellyfish

Posted 9/7/2013 in Book Reviews

Stung!: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean (University of Chicago Press) by marine biologist Lisa-ann Gershwin tells of an unexpected threat to our oceans.

A Lively Tour of Orgy Land

Posted 9/4/2013 in Book Reviews

Plays Well in Groups: A Journey through the World of Group Sex (Rowman & Littlefield) by Katherine Frank is a wide-ranging look at a surprisingly widespread topic.

Testifying Against Censorship of the Strip Clubs

Posted 8/30/2013 in Book Reviews

Judith Lynne Hanna in Naked Truth: Strip Clubs, Democracy, and a Christian Right (University of Texas Press) tells us why stripdancing needs protection as expression.

America's First Great Photographer

Posted 8/28/2013 in Book Reviews

Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation (Bloomsbury) by Robert Wilson is the Civil War photographer's first biography.

Jesse's Quest

Posted 8/26/2013 in Book Reviews

Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape (William Morrow) by Mark Lee Gardner examines the legends.

Size Matters

Posted 8/21/2013 in Book Reviews

John Tyler Bonner's Randomness in Evolution (Princeton University Press) tells how differences animals' sizes make other surprising differences.


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