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Trees as Urban Citizens

Author Jill Jonnes explores the relationship between trees and the American city.

Feb. 3 2017 11:24 AMLessons From Black MothersWhite House correspondent April Ryan compiles warnings and wisdom in her book At Mama’s Knee.
Jan. 20 2017 11:57 AMThe Power of MeaningWriter Emily Esfahani Smith discusses crafting a life that matters.
Jan. 6 2017 11:01 AMHow Play Shaped HistorySteven Johnson chronicles the impact of popular entertainment on the modern world in Wonderland.
Dec. 27 2016 1:10 PMThe Optimist’s Guide to a Rapidly Changing WorldNew York Times columnist Thomas Friedman takes a light approach to the age of accelerations in his new book, Thank You for Being Late.
Dec. 9 2016 11:15 AMDebunking Myths About Native AmericansRoxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker, authors of All the Real Indians Died Off, discuss Standing Rock and indigenous activism.
Nov. 28 2016 9:30 AMTrevor Noah on Being Born a CrimeThe Daily Show host talks to Sen. Cory Booker about growing up in South Africa.
Nov. 11 2016 10:41 AMWhat a Dog’s Nose KnowsBarnard College professor Alexandra Horowitz details the canine’s olfactory abilities in her book Being a Dog.
Oct. 28 2016 11:15 AMJames Gleick, on TimeThe science historian explores the evolution of time travel with Franklin Foer.
Oct. 14 2016 11:03 AMStrangers in Their Own LandArlie Russell Hochschild tells Barbara Ehrenreich about her tour through America’s conservative communities.
Sept. 30 2016 12:40 PMThe Making of Winston ChurchillIn Hero of the Empire, Candice Millard recounts the little-known story of the world leader’s time in Africa.
Sept. 16 2016 11:52 AMIs the Euro Killing Europe?Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz discusses his new book, The Euro.
Sept. 2 2016 10:52 AMThe Making of Donald TrumpDavid Cay Johnston, columnist for the Daily Beast, examines the GOP candidate’s history.
Aug. 19 2016 11:51 AMAmerica Doesn’t Have War or PeaceRosa Brooks sees endless conflict in modern warfare.
Aug. 5 2016 10:44 AMThe Wild Saga of Patty HearstJeffrey Toobin revisits one of the defining stories of the 1970s in American Heiress.
July 22 2016 5:30 PMAn Estranged Father’s Surprising TransitionSusan Faludi on the riddles of identity in her memoir In the Darkroom.
Jan. 31 2017 4:56 PMThe State of Women’s RightsFatima Goss Gaves, Jennifer Klein, and Rebecca Traister discuss feminism with Politics & Prose co-owner Lissa Muscatine.
Jan. 13 2017 11:14 AMBooks for LivingWill Schwalbe sees reading as the way to make sense of the world.
Jan. 3 2017 1:59 PMPolitics & Prose’s Best of 2016Trevor Noah, Yaa Gyasi, and Siddartha Mukherjee discuss their acclaimed works in this compilation.
Dec. 16 2016 11:50 AMCaitlin’s MoranifestoThe British columnist calls for polite revolution in her sharp, funny new book.
Dec. 5 2016 3:03 PMLaura Jane Grace on Her True SelfThe Against Me lead singer speaks with Dan Ozzi about her memoir, Tranny.
Nov. 18 2016 11:13 AMA Battlefield View of Moral InjuryDavid Wood takes an unflinching look at the psychological impact of war in What Have We Done.
Nov. 4 2016 2:47 PMFlorida’s Chance for RedemptionHumorist Dave Barry defends his home turf in his new book, Best. State. Ever.
Oct. 21 2016 2:51 PMWalter Mosley’s “Untopia”The novelist takes on the system in his new essay collection, Folding the Red Into the Black.
Oct. 7 2016 11:07 AMBelle Boggs on the Fallout of InfertilityThe Art of Waiting author talks with Dan Kois about what couples endure when struggling to have a child.
Sept. 26 2016 9:39 AMBill Clinton, Post-PresidencyJoe Conason offers unparalleled insights into the former president’s career in his latest book, Man of the World.
Sept. 9 2016 11:25 AMHow to Think Critically in the Information AgeDaniel J. Levitin discusses the importance of infoliteracy in his new book, A Field Guide to Lies.
Aug. 26 2016 3:00 PMThe Truth About MicroorganismsThe Atlantic’s Ed Yong details how microbes keep us alive in I Contain Multitudes.
Aug. 12 2016 1:41 PMShadi Hamid Explores Islam’s PoliticsHis book Islamic Exceptionalism examines how Islamic tenets can be reconciled with modern democracy.
July 29 2016 12:40 PMTwenty Years Tracking TrumpNew Yorker writer Mark Singer discusses his profile of the GOP candidate, Trump and Me, with Jane Mayer.
July 8 2016 10:46 AMReligion and Capitalism Meet in AmericaChris Lehmann traces the origins of faith for profit in The Money Cult.

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