Amy Goldstein on the impact of the 2008 Great Recession in Janesville, Wisconsin, and how it reflected the entire U.S.
Richard Rothstein speaks With Ta-Nehisi Coates About Forgotten HistoryThey discuss residential segregation and the myths that obscure it.
Killers of the Flower MoonDavid Grann on the Osage murders, a racist, avaricious conspiracy in the last days of the Wild West.
The Moral Argument for ChoiceDr. Willie Parker explains how his Christian faith lead to his belief in a woman’s right to choose.
Nixon: The Man Behind the CaricatureJohn A. Farrell on the complicated life and legacy of Richard Nixon.
Resisting Tyranny: Learning From 20th-Century EuropeTimothy Snyder compares totalitarian Europe to contemporary America in his new book, On Tyranny.
Roxane Gay and Viet Thanh Nguyen on Race, Gender, and Writing in 2017The literary luminaries share a conversation in support of their books Difficult Women and The Refugees.
Lessons From Black MothersWhite House correspondent April Ryan compiles warnings and wisdom in her book At Mama’s Knee.
How Play Shaped HistorySteven Johnson chronicles the impact of popular entertainment on the modern world in Wonderland.
The 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.
Debunking Myths About Native AmericansRoxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker, authors of All the Real Indians Died Off, discuss Standing Rock and indigenous activism.
Trevor Noah on Being Born a CrimeThe Daily Show host talks to Sen. Cory Booker about growing up in South Africa.
What a Dog’s Nose KnowsBarnard College professor Alexandra Horowitz details the canine’s olfactory abilities in her book Being a Dog.
Failing GracefullyCory Doctorow on his new novel Walkaway and how the measure of a society is how well it falls apart.
What to Do About Climate Change?A panel of experts discusses how to thwart climate change and politicians’ antipathy toward it.
Madame PresidentHelene Cooper on how Liberia’s women banded together to elect Africa’s first female president.
A Human CivilizationMohsin Hamid reads from his new book Exit West and shares his vision for a unified future.
The State of Immigration in AmericaScott Michelman, Nithya Nathan-Pineau, and Faiza Patel discuss Immigration with Politics and Prose co-owner Lissa Muscatine.
Trees as Urban CitizensAuthor Jill Jonnes explores the relationship between trees and the American city.
The State of Women’s RightsFatima Goss Gaves, Jennifer Klein, and Rebecca Traister discuss feminism with Politics & Prose co-owner Lissa Muscatine.
Politics & Prose’s Best of 2016Trevor Noah, Yaa Gyasi, and Siddartha Mukherjee discuss their acclaimed works in this compilation.
Caitlin’s MoranifestoThe British columnist calls for polite revolution in her sharp, funny new book.
Laura Jane Grace on Her True SelfThe Against Me lead singer speaks with Dan Ozzi about her memoir, Tranny.
A Battlefield View of Moral InjuryDavid Wood takes an unflinching look at the psychological impact of war in What Have We Done.
Florida’s Chance for RedemptionHumorist Dave Barry defends his home turf in his new book, Best. State. Ever.