How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science Are Ruining Good Mental Health Care
In Saving Talk Therapy, Enrico Gnaulati argues that in-depth, long-term, interpersonal psychotherapy remains one of the best tools for alleviating emotional suffering.
Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married
In Duped, Abby Ellin explores what people need from each other, and the lies and suspensions of disbelief that sometimes help them get it.
From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back
Katya Cengel tracks the lives of four families following the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge.
The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else)
Ken Auletta's latest book explores the chaotic world of contemporary advertising.
Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison 'Promiscuous' Women
Behind the nationwide program that empowered health authorities to surveil women, quarantine them in miserable conditions, and force them to undergo painful and ineffective treatments.
Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany
Sociologist Cynthia Miller-Idriss argues how brands sneak past German laws against Nazi symbols while building a community among customers.
The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball
Journalist Noam Cohen's new book argues that Silicon Valley is a social wrecking ball, but is that perspective enough to create change?
Height Discrimination and Strategies for Social Change
In her new book, lawyer Tanya Osensky argues that constantly monitoring height is a symptom and driver of a pervasive "heightism" that unjustly frames tallness as powerful and shortness as weak.
Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life
Journalist Lauren Markham's new book tells the story of twin teenage brothers who migrate from gang-ridden El Salvador to Oakland, California.
Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave
A portrait of George Washington as slave master.