Trees as Urban Citizens
Author Jill Jonnes explores the relationship between trees and the American city.
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.
James Gleick, on TimeThe science historian explores the evolution of time travel with Franklin Foer.
Strangers in Their Own LandArlie Russell Hochschild tells Barbara Ehrenreich about her tour through America’s conservative communities.
The Making of Winston ChurchillIn Hero of the Empire, Candice Millard recounts the little-known story of the world leader’s time in Africa.
Is the Euro Killing Europe?Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz discusses his new book, The Euro.
The Making of Donald TrumpDavid Cay Johnston, columnist for the Daily Beast, examines the GOP candidate’s history.
The Wild Saga of Patty HearstJeffrey Toobin revisits one of the defining stories of the 1970s in American Heiress.
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.
Walter Mosley’s “Untopia”The novelist takes on the system in his new essay collection, Folding the Red Into the Black.
Belle Boggs on the Fallout of InfertilityThe Art of Waiting author talks with Dan Kois about what couples endure when struggling to have a child.
Bill Clinton, Post-PresidencyJoe Conason offers unparalleled insights into the former president’s career in his latest book, Man of the World.
How to Think Critically in the Information AgeDaniel J. Levitin discusses the importance of infoliteracy in his new book, A Field Guide to Lies.
The Truth About MicroorganismsThe Atlantic’s Ed Yong details how microbes keep us alive in I Contain Multitudes.
Shadi Hamid Explores Islam’s PoliticsHis book Islamic Exceptionalism examines how Islamic tenets can be reconciled with modern democracy.
Twenty Years Tracking TrumpNew Yorker writer Mark Singer discusses his profile of the GOP candidate, Trump and Me, with Jane Mayer.