Leonardo’s Paradox: Word and Image in the Making of Renaissance Culture Cover Image
Mark Rothko: Toward Clarity Cover Image
The Paintings and Drawings of Clarence Major Cover Image
Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound Cover Image
David Park: A Retrospective Cover Image


Milkman: A Novel Cover Image
Figuring Cover Image
A Delicate Aggression: Savagery and Survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop Cover Image
The Labyrinth of Tender Force: 166 Love Stories (The German List) Cover Image
Judgment Day: Poems Cover Image

Close Reading

The Art of Bible Translation Cover Image
The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practice Cover Image
Chaucer: A European Life Cover Image
Thomas Mann (Critical Lives) Cover Image
Arnold Schoenberg Cover Image

High Concept

How Change Happens Cover Image
Inventive Minds: Marvin Minsky on Education Cover Image
Becoming Human: A Theory of Ontogeny Cover Image
The Limits of Blame: Rethinking Punishment and Responsibility Cover Image
The Deep Learning Revolution Cover Image

Empirical Scrutiny

Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic Cover Image
How Attention Works: Finding Your Way in a World Full of Distraction Cover Image
Our Universe: An Astronomer's Guide Cover Image
Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves Cover Image
Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species Cover Image


Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow Cover Image
The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017 (The Penguin History of Europe) Cover Image
Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires Cover Image
Foucault in California: [a True Story--Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death] Cover Image
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 Cover Image

Relating to Each Other— or Not

Peacebuilding Through Dialogue: Education, Human Transformation, and Conflict Resolution Cover Image
Standing for Reason: The University in a Dogmatic Age Cover Image
Left Elsewhere (Boston Review / Forum) Cover Image
Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do Cover Image

Recent Features

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Cover Image
The Chinese Pleasure Book Cover Image
The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary Cover Image
Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic Cover Image
Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition: A Guide to Narrative Craft (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) Cover Image
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