Front Table

July 1st, 2024

On This Week's Front Table, examine the major transformation of the world’s economy, morality and consciousness, from the pressures technology has put on the way we view art, to a classic narrative that delves into the unspoken complexities of the human heart, these stories expose a new understanding of wealth, power, and love - all as the world hurtles toward its alleged salvation. Find these titles and more at semcoop.com
The Solidarity Economy 
(Princeton University Press)
Tehila Sasson  

After India gained independence in 1947, Britain reinvented its role...

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May 6th, 2024

On This Week's Front Table, find stories of disabled sexual discovery, disabled love, and disabled joy, examine the personal and global histories of Borderline Personality Disorder, and consider those whose lives evidenced the profound trauma of the AIDS crisis. Through these stories, we find the angst and activism that emerges out of systemic inequality, moving portraits of a collective, and bodies that refuse to conform with societal norms. Find these titles and more at ...
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April 29th, 2024

On This Week's Front Table, examine the relationship of play in the animal world and its implication for the human world, take a dive into the rich, political, and cultural history of psychedelics over time, and read a comprehensive and tumultuous history about acclaimed author Jean Rhys. Then, sift through contemplative and incisive essays, interviews, and tributes from iconic Queer critic and writer, Maggie Nelson, and read an unforgettable novel about a book censor and his Alice in Wonderland-like dreams about the lives of characters he censors. Find these titles and more at ...

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April 13th, 2024

 

On This Week's Front Table, meditate on a devotional to the planet, to animals, and to plants from renowned author Lydia Millet, explore what it means to take up a feminist ethic of living rooted in the principles of radical inclusion, mutuality and friendship, and then travel from plant breeding labs to the jungles of Peru to study the impact of trees on our planet. Also, look closely at stories about life changing moments from the acclaimed storytelling series, The Moth, and read genre defying poetry that is an ode to New York, flirting, eavesdropping, and remembering. Find these titles and more at ...

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March 29th, 2024

On this week’s Front Table, explore the topic of affinities between conspiracy theory and critical theory; discover a propulsive page-turner about multiple electrifying relationships; ruminate on daughterhood, the intergenerational inheritance of gendered violence, mothering, and the body's cumulative wisdom. Also, discover the newly published biography of Warhol superstar and transgender icon Candy Darling. Find these titles and more at semcoop.com.



Some Strange Music Draws Me In: A Novel
(W.W. Norton) 
Griffin Hansbury 

Populated by a cast of...

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March 22nd, 2024

 On This Week's Front Table, journey into underground parties, pulsating with life and limitless possibility to unveil the unexpected revolution revitalizing urban nightlife; navigate the labyrinths of history, love, and ethics in a fractured American present; explore the astonishing science of bird life, an unexpected blueprint for muscular citizenship, powered by joy; and ask, when you have lived a life in flux, how do you find rest? Find these titles and more at semcoop.com.


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March 1st, 2024

On this week's Front Table, explore the place of women in history, their creativity, and the enduring power of Emily Dickinson's poetry. Delve into an action-theoretical account of the aesthetic, and an intimate foray onto the dancefloor that speaks to the heart of what it is that makes us move. Then an epic, heartbreaking, and deeply reported history of the disastrous humanitarian crisis at the southern border, told through the lives of the migrants. Immerse yourself in exhilarating lyric poems that chart the history of a family, and explore a debut novel that delves into the devastation of feeling invisible and the transformative power of being seen. Find these titles and more at semcoop.com...

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February 9th, 2024

On This Week's Front Table, learn about pervasive influence of online algorithms that extend into every facet of our lives, shaping how we navigate emotional, physical, and digital spaces. Explore a collection of major speeches by Malcolm X from 1963-1965, and explore personal exploration of America's obsession with continuing human bondage. Then, transport yourself into a 1920s detective novel set in an ancient indigenous city, immersing yourself in a world of speakeasies, murder, and jazz. Find these titles and more at ...

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January 19th, 2024

 

On This Week's Front Table, examine the prison system through a compilation of writings from the American Prison Writing Archive, dive into poetry that explores brutality through the human, natural, and animal world, parse through what it means to practice a spiritual life that is predicated upon social justice and the teachings of Black leaders, and mull over a novel of verse about Indigenous families and Indigenous resistance that span over one hundred years. Explore these and more at ...

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January 12th, 2024

On This Week's Front Table interrogate the demands of of our relationship to work and how it manifests in our own life, delve into the history of dissent in the US and how it has changed over time, explore the science of awe and how it transcends our connection to the larger world, examine gripping poetry from the worldview of the Zoque people of southern Mexico, and read a devastating personal testimony from the cousin of Emmett Till  that explores memory and truth telling in contrast to our country's history of racist reporting. Explore these titles and more at ...

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