March 21st, 2017

The below was originally posted on the Restless Books blog:

In advance of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing-winner Deepak Unnikrishnan's March 22 event at Seminary Coop, the great Chicago bookstore asked him to...

Reading Is Critical
March 19th, 2017


Richard Sobel is a political scientist, and author and editor of eight books and numerous scholarly, law and policy articles. He is Visiting Scholar at the Buffett Institute, Northwestern University, and director of Cyber Privacy Project. He has contributed to Supreme Court amicus briefs on voting rights and identification. Richard Sobel...

March 16th, 2017


Ross Lipman is an independent filmmaker, essayist, and archivist, whose 2016 documentary ...

March 8th, 2017

“There never was a war that was not inward.”

-Marianne Moore

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March 5th, 2017

Henry A. Giroux is a prolific writer and political commentator, who was a central figure in the development of critical pedagogy. His most recent book, America at War with Itself, was published by City Lights in 2016. 



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March 3rd, 2017

Jeff writes: I admire Musil’s remark that “the truth is not a crystal that can be slipped into one’s pocket, but an endless current into which one falls headlong”. Books can be an effective antidote to the reductive urge. The conception of Muslims, Mexicans, Russians, Indians, Jews, and, well, alas, women, for example, about whom we have recently heard so much from the cultural...

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