Sept. 4, 2018

The Legends Issue

The Legends Issue

Featuring 400 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: The Legends Issue: special coverage of the most notable writers publishing today; and more

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

By Gregory McNamee on September 3, 2018


You’re entitled to your own opinions, Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously remarked, but not to your own facts. And nothing is guaranteed to turn the famously affable Neil deGrasse Tyson’s mood sour than to confuse fact and opinion.

His new book, Accessory to WarThe Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military, is a case in point. Written with colleague Avis Lang, it’s a broad-ranging, thoroughgoing study of the relationship between the enterprise of astrophysics and the US military. Based at the ...

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DeRay McKesson

This week, Megan and Clay talk to civil rights activist and Pod Save the People host DeRay McKesson. His new book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, is a compelling account of technology-powered protest. And it's a fascinating read, full of his personal stories in addition to his ideas about activism. We also preview some of the great interviews on our site right now from our recent Legends Issue and our editors pipe up with their favorite new reads!


 DeRay McKesson

Reviewing the Legends: Fiction

Reviewing the Legends: Fiction

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Reviewing the Legends: Nonfiction

Reviewing the Legends: Nonfiction

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Reviewing the Legends: YA

Reviewing the Legends: YA

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Author interviews

Barbara O’Connor

Over 23 years and 12 novels, Barbara O’Connor has mined the riches of imagination and experience to lovingly present midd...

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Edmund White

In 1983, after moving to Paris, Edmund White was asked by a journalist for the French magazine Masques if he was a “gay w...

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Nicola Yoon

Before she published Everything, Everything in 2015, Nicola Yoon never imagined that she could get paid to be a writer. SheR...

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Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson’s exceptional writing for young readers found a broader, global platform when her memoir in verse, Bro...

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Beverly Jenkins

Beverly Jenkins has always enjoyed a good love story. As a girl growing up in the 1950s and ’60s, she watched the romanti...

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Shaun Tan

What would you think if you looked up and saw a flying orca in the sky? Or if the board of directors at the ruthlessly capitali...

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