Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307947901
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - January 24th, 2017

Exactly what it says on the tin!

The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries (John Hope Franklin Center Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822351122
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Duke University Press - August 16th, 2011


Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the Twenty-first Century Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781612190440
Published: Melville House - August 18th, 2015

Very insightful, pertains to the merger of art and activism and our system of cultural production. Assesses different modes of creation that produce new ways of seeing, and how all art/culture production gets almost instantaneously ingested by the machine of consumerism and capitalism. What can we do?

Black Transparency: The Right to Know in the Age of Mass Surveillance Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9783956790065
Published: Sternberg Press - September 5th, 2014

Aesthetics + Politics. Very important, readable and inspiring/daunting in a way. This book helps conceptualize and focus the concerns and analysis of internet freedoms, governance, surveillance and involuntary transparency.

The New Prophets of Capital (Jacobin) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781781688106
Availability: Backordered
Published: Verso - March 31st, 2015

Loved this book. She myth-busts people who argue that capitalism can save us from capitalism. Each section is structured in a way where she sends up the premise and then you find yourself whispering "..now, eviscerate them." And, in a readable, open way, she does.

The Way of the World Cover Image
By Nicolas Bouvier, Patrick Leigh Fermor (Introduction by), Thierry Vernet (Illustrator), Robyn Marsack (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781590173220
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: NYRB Classics - October 27th, 2009

This is an unpretentious travelogue of Bouvier and his friend as they drive from Switzerland to India in the 1950s. Of course they see the world, meet its people and breakdown in their Fiat. What fascinates me beyond the story, which is well told and easy to read, is the infeasibility of this trip nowadays due to our political climate and recent history. One can't just drive through Iran and Afghanistan anymore, even if our Fiat is ready--and this story takes place just before the brink, when the "way of the world" was about to change.

A Lover's Discourse: Fragments Cover Image
By Roland Barthes, Richard Howard (Translated by), Wayne Koestenbaum (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780374532314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hill and Wang - October 12th, 2010

Get destroyed.

Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679725220
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 19th, 1990

Mine-Haha Cover Image
ISBN: 9783842412521
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Tredition Classics - May 8th, 2012

Either mysogynist or feminist, utopian or dystopian. Confusing and haunting. I love the line from the translator, "we applaud Wedekind’s insight, while perhaps fretting about his motivation in arriving at it". Also love the term "psycho-sexual".

Solaris Cover Image
By Stanislaw Lem, Joanna Kilmartin (Translated by), Steve Cox (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780156027601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - November 20th, 2002

Ignore the movie tie-in cover, my version of this book has a brain that looks like a butt. Think of that. This is a beautiful meditation on human exploration and scientific drive. It is dry but romantic but philosophical. Weirdly heartbreaking. As the book, and all adaptations, say, "We have no need for other worlds. We need mirrors."

Artisan Vegan Cheese: From Everyday to Gourmet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781570672835
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Book Publishing Company (TN) - October 9th, 2012

The Emigrants Cover Image
By W. G. Sebald, Michael Hulse (Translated by)
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780811213660
Published: New Directions - September 17th, 1997

I have been recommending and reliving this work for a number of years now--I think it is time for me to admit that Sebald is probably my favorite author. This work, along with Austerlitz, Rings of Saturn and Vertigo, is an erudite, almost stream-of-consciousness, run-on (in a good way), moreover, melding of fact and fiction and travel and history. Come to think of it, the story never seems like a blending of fact or fiction, Sebald probably operates in the realm of fiction to free the work when everything reads as peculiar and particular biography. Highly recommended.