Category: Society & Politics

The Election: Of Hate, Grief, and a New Story

Immediately following the election, the country was plunged into a space between stories—the status quo was shattered, and uncertainty about our political institutions, sense of what it means to be American, and relationships to one another changed us as a nation—no matter where we fall on the political spectrum. In his first post-election essay, Charles …continue

New Release: Regretting Motherhood

About the Book Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true—that women who have children might regret it. Drawing on years of research interviewing women from a variety of socioeconomic, …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Books Still Matter

This spring one of our authors wrote to tell us about a success his book had recently achieved. Sometimes authors do this when they come across a good review or a high sales ranking. But that wasn’t the reason Perry Ulander was writing; he wanted to tell us about the impact his book Walking Point …continue

New Release: Black Ships

Award-winning comic book writer Sean Michael Wilson and manga artist Akiko Shimojima team up for a graphic novel that tells the compelling story of the four American black ships that arrived in Japan in 1853 under the command of Commodore Perry to force Japan to open up to trade. “Black ships” is the phrase used …continue

The Local Food Revolution

With the World Bank projecting that in just 35 years we’ll need to produce at least 50% more food to adequately feed the planet, food security is quickly becoming one of the most critical issues of our time. Resource scarcity and the looming global food crisis—compounded by climate change—is exposing how unsustainable and ultimately ineffective …continue

New Release: Free to Make

How the Maker Movement is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds Since founding MAKE: Magazine in 2005 and the Maker Faire in 2006, Dale Dougherty has been on the front lines of a worldwide renaissance of creating, designing, modifying, inventing, and personalizing. In his book Free to Make, Dougherty acts as a tour …continue

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