Barbecues and Burning Crosses
Historian Linda Gordon considers the rise, fall, and legacy of the KKK in the 1920s.
Her Body and Other PartiesCarmen Maria Machado reads from her electric new book and talks about breaking the rules of fiction.
The Future Is HistoryMasha Gessen explores post-Soviet history through the lives of four young people.
Ghosts, Myths, and MemoriesWhen Colin Dickey visited America’s haunted places, he didn’t find ghosts; he found a forgotten past.
Nasty Women Unite!Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding assemble great feminist writers to confront Trump’s America.
The Burning GirlIn her latest novel, Claire Messud navigates the complexities of female adolescent friendship.
Crash OverrideWhen Zoë Quinn’s life was upended by Gamergate, she built a system to help other victims of online abuse.
How to Be a MuslimHaroon Moghul has some thoughts on being Muslim in the 21st century—and they involve Star Wars analogies.
A Coming of (Middle) Age StoryTom Perrotta reads from his novel Mrs. Fletcher and explains why he wanted to call it The Milf.
Worth the WaitMatthew Klam returns with his first book in 17 years and explains the delay to CNN’s Jake Tapper.
The Year in ReviewFascinating authors are always visiting Politics and Prose; here are some of our favorites from 2017.
The Joy of Cooking BloggingDeb Perelman on blogging, finding culinary inspiration, and dealing with fussy kids.
A Good CryAcclaimed poet and civil rights icon Nikki Giovanni reflects on her past and dreams about the future.
Travel DeathstinationsMortician Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to study different funeral rituals.
Of Dogs and MailmenEileen Myles has woven a surreal and moving memoir about her beloved late pit bull, Rosie.
The New Lost GenerationDanielle Allen discusses the impact of mass incarceration on her cousin, who was imprisoned at 15.
A Brief History of RacismIbram X. Kendi on the history of racist thought and how racist policies are the cradle of racist ideas.
Military HerstoryTracy Crow and Jerri Bell share the words of women in the military from the Revolutionary War to now.
Policing the Black ManAngela J. Davis leads a panel of legal experts in a discussion about race and criminal justice.
Fighting for the NarrativeAlexandra Fuller on how America’s dominant narrative was shaped by white supremacy.
Don’t Ask Me About the Wall!Crime novelist Don Winslow on the war on drugs, police reform, and Hollywood.