Physicist Alan Lightman ponders this and other questions in his new book, "Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine."
An oral history of Tony Kushner's masterwork reveals how to make political art that offers lasting solace in times of great trouble.
A new book argues that the memorialization of the movement becomes "a veil to obscure enduring racial inequality, a tool to chastise contemporary protest, and a shield to charges of indifference and inaction."
As a onetime insider and longtime student of nuclear strategy, Daniel Ellsberg provides a helpful overview coupled with historical details in his latest book on nuclear war.
The story of Jewish resistance to the large numbers of Nazis and fascists in Los Angeles during the 1930s and early ’40s is a reminder to remain vigilant.
A new book unpacks the polar opposites of extreme pessimism and optimism about the future of humanity, through the lives of two of their earliest and most compelling advocates.