CULTURE CRASH by Scott Timberg

January 18, 2015

Scott Timberg spoke about his book, Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Focused on the West Coast arts scene, Timberg, ArtsJournal Culture Crash blogger and former LA Times arts reporter, has his eye on the wider state of culture nationwide. It has him worried. From the decline of newspapers and record stores to the digital replacement of books, Timberg identifies a range of economic and technological shifts that not only threaten the livelihoods of a variety of artists today, but cloud their role in future societies. (Yale)

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ISBN: 9780300216936
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Published: Yale University Press - January 26th, 2016

NO MAN'S LAND by Elizabeth Samet

November 11, 2014

Elizabeth Samet spoke about her book, No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday November 11, 2014.

Samet calls the moment in which we live, lying as it does somewhere between war and peace, a “no man’s land.” She takes the reader on a vivid tour of that landscape, populated as much by the scars of war as by the everyday realities of life on the home front. Grounded in Samet’s experience as a teacher of future army officers, No Man’s Land is a moving, urgent examination of what it means to negotiate the tensions between soldier and civilian, between “over here” and “over there.”

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ISBN: 9781250074935
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Published: Picador - November 3rd, 2015

CULTURE WORRIER by Clarence Page

October 26, 2014

Clarence Page spoke about his book, Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change: Selected Columns 1984-2014, at Politics & Prose on Sunday October 26, 2014.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Clarence Page is one of the most highly regarded syndicated columnists in the country, and his newest book, Culture Worrier, commemorates the 30th anniversary of his column's first appearance in the Chicago Tribune. It is the first such collection of his columns, and a long overdue archive of his best work, covering topics such as politics, social issues, pop culture, race, family, new media, prominent figures, as well as his own personal life. Culture Worrier is one of the most important column collections in recent years, bringing Page's unique perspective and wealth of knowledge to the foreground of our ongoing national dialogue. As a veteran media member who has lived through the transition from print's heyday to modern mobile publishing, from the Vietnam War through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and from the Civil Rights movement to the election of Barack Obama, Page is one of the most significant commentators of our time.

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By Clarence Page, Chris Matthews (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781932841923
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Published: Agate Bolden - September 9th, 2014

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