Men Explain Things to Me

Writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me captures the gender dynamics that haunt conversations between men and women. With acuity and humor, Solnit delves into mansplaining, why it occurs and the continuing pertinence of resisting misogyny wherever it arises. This updated edition comprises seven sharp essays.

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott surveys the work of the pioneering African American painter, whose use of humor and satire radically transgressed ideas surrounding race and gender. This volume—which includes an essay by prolific art historian and curator Lowery Stokes Sims—contextualizes his colorful work from the 1970s to the late ’90s, capturing it inspired generations of artists after him and explaining why …

June Newton Best Seller

David Owen’s new book, June Newton Best Seller, is the story of a floor manager at a regional department store. While it may seem her life is dull, it’s anything but. Filled with quirky diary confessionals and imaginary conversations with Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Nicholas Cage, the book turns from an off-kilter journal to a rollercoaster of a story. It’s the publisher’s first foray …