Book Review

What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

By Randall Munroe

There are no stupid questions. Oh, wait. Yes, there are. But this book makes answering them a whole lot of fun.

Beyond The Book

October 24th is National Food Day! If you’d like to read — rather than eat — your way through it, dive into one of these fantastic cookbooks. Each is good enough not to cook from!

    Beyond The Book

    Recalling a brilliant, trailblazing iconoclast.

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      Long before hipsters met at downtown bars, American bohemians met at Pfaff’s.

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      How Billie Holiday sang me out of a slump.

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      A well-researched rebuttal to Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling Killing Jesus makes its case via facts, not fabrications.

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      The Back of the Turtle

      By Thomas King

      Heavy themes are handled lightly in this playful, wonderfully readable novel by a gifted indigenous author.

      Author Q&A

      An Interview with Robert Jackson Bennett

      By Craig Laurance Gidney

      Robert Jackson Bennett's latest novel views the real-world issues of colonialism, xenophobia, and racism through the lens of “new weird” fantasy.

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      This book explores the social history of vaccination in the United States and reveals an underlying political agenda.

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      This heartfelt ode to inoculations dismisses concerns about vaccines.

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      An engaging account of how the hurdles faced by beleaguered educators are nothing new.