Cunning Folk: Life in the Era of Practical Magic

When spells — and the fear of them — reigned supreme.

Chessie: A Cultural History of the Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster

Is Maryland’s creature a marvel or a myth?

What Iranians Want: Women, Life, Freedom

A heartening glimpse at recent protests inside Iran.

Pockets: An Intimate History of How We Keep Things Close

Unpacking the gendered politics behind those purposeful pouches.

O Say Can You Hear?

By Mark Clague

O Say Can You Hear?

A captivating chronicle of America’s song.

Read Dangerously

By Azar Nafisi

Read Dangerously

A passionate, flawed reflection on how books sustain us.