In 'All the Agents and Saints,' Stephanie Elizondo Griest doesn't just describe her country's in-between zones. She inhabits them.
There’s an almost throwaway bit of scene-setting late in All the Agents and Saints, just a few pages from the book’s end, that explains a lot about its writ...Read More
"The Work" raises important questions about masculinity and violence, but the film’s ties to a controversial men’s movement cloud the picture....Read More
By sticking too close to history, Robert Schenkkan gives LBJ a pass.
'The Great Society' focuses on the events that defined LBJ’s presidency: Selma-to-Montgomery marches; the budget fights to fund Great Society programs; the hu...Read More
Lisa Sandlin's debut mystery skitters over murder, rape and redemption.
It’s 1973 in Lisa Sandlin’s debut novel, The Do-Right: Watergate is ramping up to its first court date; Hank Aaron is within spitting distance of Babe...Read More
In 'The Jemima Code,' Toni Tipton-Martin introduces readers to the African-American women who created Southern cooking.
In The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks, Tipton-Martin describes Southern cooking as a fusion of African, European and Caribbean cooking...Read More
These are the so-called Xalisco Boys, who Sam Quiñones first wrote about for the Los Angeles Times more than a decade ago and who reappear now as both...Read More