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Tom Perrotta
Tom Perrotta, Albert Berger
June 23, 2022
Sloane Crosley with her arms crossed against a bright blue wall
Sloane Crosley, Judy Greer
June 16, 2022
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Sarah Schulman
Sarah Schulman, David Román
May 3, 2022
History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Jennifer Egan arms crossed in a black dress
Jennifer Egan, Danzy Senna
April 26, 2022
woman in red in a bonnet cleaning a big dark floor in an empty room
Bruce Miller, Lorraine Ali
April 13, 2022
Arts & Entertainment
Evoke LA book cover
Tyree Boyd-Pates, Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Natalia Molina, Josh Kun
March 22, 2022
California/The West, History/Bio
Alex Segura
Alex Segura, Steph Cha
March 17, 2022
Andrea Elliott
Andrea Elliott, Robin J. Hayes
January 19, 2022
Social Sci/Politics
cover of the book, Feed Your People
Naz Deravian, Andrea Nguyen, Bryant Terry, Leslie Jonath
December 2, 2021
Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich, Eric Gansworth
November 16, 2021
Jelani Cobb
Jelani Cobb, Charlayne Hunter-Gault
November 9, 2021
Current Events, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
John Freeman's book cover Freeman's Change
Rick Bass, Lana Bastašić, Lina Mounzer, John Freeman
October 28, 2021
Ruth Ozeki in a blue shirt
Ruth Ozeki, Aimee Bender
October 20, 2021
Yusef Salaam with hands clasped leaning against a brick wall
Yusef Salaam, Ekow N. Yankah
October 6, 2021
author Ian Manuel
Ian Manuel, Jessica Strand
September 14, 2021
Terry Tempest Williams
Terry Tempest Williams, Jessica Strand
July 8, 2021
Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Suzanne Simard
Suzanne Simard, Jia Tolentino
June 22, 2021
Vendela Vida
Vendela Vida, Autumn de Wilde
May 26, 2021
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story book cover
Sandra Cisneros, Manuel Muñoz, George Saunders, John Freeman
May 11, 2021
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Laila Lalami
April 12, 2021