Back in my day, we lectured in unflipped classrooms… and we loved it

Recently, writers in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Times and the Atlantic have delivered impassioned defenses of the Olde Timey College Lecture. I refer to the antediluvian practice inRead more »

Summer books preview: The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer

Last year, we published Kate Hamer’s The Girl in the Red Coat, and it was, well, kind of a big deal. In the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani praised its “unsparing emotional precision.” In aRead more »

Conservative website wonders why Trump administration won’t say that federal employees “must” support Trump

The Washington Examiner has worked itself into a state over a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who expressed her personal beliefs on her Twitter and also… included the two booksRead more »

On sale today: The Man Who Designed the Future: Norman Bel Geddes and the Invention of Twentieth-Century America by B. Alexandra Szerlip

Today we publish The Man Who Designed the Future, B. Alexandra Szerlip’s look at the life of design impresario, futurist, and jack-of-many-trades Norman Bel Geddes. By the time of Bel Geddes’s death inRead more »

Socialist Survivalism: A Democracy Beyond Democracy (Part I)

Socialist Survivalism: A Democracy Beyond Democracy I. Three Fateful Ironies of Democracy We often hear it reported that in some benighted countries the people believe that “Democracy is a niceRead more »

Bill O’Reilly can’t go on, Bill O’Reilly’ll go on

It’s been kind of a mixed week for founding Fox News mainstay Bill O’Reilly. On the one hand, he got to meet Melville House author The Pope, whose people were quick to clarify “that no officialRead more »