Search Results: "Thomas Frank"


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LISTEN, LIBERAL by Thomas Frank
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"A hard-hitting analysis that may leave readers confused by the author's ambivalent, punches-pulling conclusion."
How the party of the working class has switched its focus to well-heeled professionals, more concerned with social issues than economic inequality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Ah, you needed that."
Editor's note: The long-serving, indefatigable Peter Lewis prefaced his review of One Market Under God, by Thomas Frank, with this rare but powerfully persuasive note: "Important book below. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A bracing, unabashedly partisan, and very smart work of red-state trendspotting."
A fire-and-brimstone essay on false consciousness on the Great Plains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An insightful, bitingly humorous book."
Why one of the biggest financial disasters in history somehow strengthened the political position of those who were most responsible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRECKING CREW by Thomas Frank
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A forceful argument that resurrecting equitable, intelligent government starts with understanding how the present plutocracy came about."
A refreshingly no-holds-barred exegesis on the naked cynicism of conservatism in America by The Baffler founder and political observer Frank (What's the Matter with Kansas?, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Fine muckery, with fingers pointed and blame apportioned. Like being lifted up high, where the air is clear."
"These are grotesque times," say one writer in this assembly of pieces from The Baffler, echoing other contributors as they chronicle the fallout from the New Economy. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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I WANNA RAMONE YOU
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman

Cover Story: Feels Like The First Time
BFF Charm: Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Live Wire
Bonus Factors: Rock 'n' Roll, Gold Penis
Relationship Status: Carry On, My Wayward Son

 

Cover Story: Feels Like The First Time

The cover for King Dork was most excellent, and I'm ...


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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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MS. SHERLOCK HOLMES
by Laurie Muchnick

It’s funny how similar books come in clumps—one month there will be five novels with “girl” in the title, or everything will be coming up Paris. This early autumn sees three mysteries related to Sherlock Holmes (though, admittedly, almost every season sees mysteries related to Sherlock Holmes), all with a feminist spin. The House at Baker Street, by Michelle Birkby ...


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