Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark matter is a fast-paced scifi thriller that riffs on the idea of multiple universes, exploring the unknown territory of choices not made and roads not taken. In this world, Read more...

Posted by on March 20, 2017

The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley

Wedding science fiction with literary fiction in a post-WWI setting, The Arrival of Missives is a unique and enjoyable coming of age story. Shirley Fearn is seventeen and has it Read more...

Posted by on January 25, 2017

Company Town by Madeline Ashby

New Arcadia is a city in transition. Perched atop a ruined oil rig in the Atlantic, the city has just been acquired by the wealthy industrialist Zacharias Lynch, who plans Read more...

Posted by on December 20, 2016

Slade House by David Mitchell

Not everything—or everyone—is what it seems in this trippy treat of a horror novel by David Mitchell, also known for Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks. True to form, Mitchell Read more...

Posted by on October 25, 2016

Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner by Katrine Marçal

Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? is a fervent, feminist critique of Western economic thinking. Marçal argues that the ideas which animate popular understanding about the economy—the primacy of competition rather Read more...

Posted by on October 11, 2016

Ordinarily Well by Peter Kramer

Are antidepressants important, lifesaving drugs or nothing more than puffed up placebos? If you're curious to dig into the science behind this question, Ordinarily Well provides a methodical, accessible defense Read more...

Posted by on September 8, 2016

Southern Cross by Andy Belanger, Becky Cloonan, and Lee Loughridge

An enjoyable and evocative sci-fi comic that blends mystery with a touch of horror. Alex Braith has booked passage on the Southern Cross, a space freighter bound for Titan, where Read more...

Posted by on September 6, 2016

Six must-listen 2016 releases on Hoopla

Treat your ears to these female-driven albums from the first half of 2016. Chapters – Yuna A delicious, pop-y swirl of genres from Malaysian artist Yuna, with guest appearances from Usher Read more...

Posted by on June 23, 2016

Infectious Madness by Harriet Washington

Harriet Washington’s latest book is a fascinating jaunt through current and historical research into the infectious origins of mental illness. From the link between schizophrenia and Toxoplasma gondii (a parasite Read more...

Posted by on October 29, 2015

Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre

Bad Pharma provides insight into the cycle of developing, testing, and regulating drugs—and where that process can break down, a sort of meta-knowledge necessary to being a savvy and skeptical Read more...

Posted by on August 28, 2013

Building Stories by Chris Ware by Chris Ware

When Building Stories landed in circulation, fresh from processing, it certainly got my attention—not least because its heft seemed more suitable for constructing a library than being shelved in one. With Read more...

Posted by on August 5, 2013

Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy Bastian

Cursed Pirate Girl is Jeremy Bastian’s one-man show—theatrical, meticulous, and more than a little intense. Every page is itself a work of art, together the wonderfully baroque product of a Read more...

Posted by on July 21, 2013

The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Thomas Ott

Thomas Ott creates picture books for grown-ups. Twisted, visually compelling, sometimes-nightmarish picture books. His stories are articulated solely through image, without dialogue or exposition. Ott’s beautifully textured art stands out Read more...

Posted by on July 21, 2013