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"The Right to Sex" Thinks Beyond the Parameters of Consent

Jennifer Szalai New York Times
An essay collection centering on issues facing feminism today, the author calls on the movement to be “relentlessly truth-telling, not least about itself,” focusing on consent, intersectionality, misogyny, gendered violence, and other topics.

Peril

Walter Clemens New York Journal of Books
How close did the United States come to a presidential coup d’état on January 6, 2021? This is among the questions Bob Woodward and Robert Costa ask in their new book. It's a question the nation needs to ponder, as well.

Capitalism

Elaine Fowler Palencia Rattle
Illinois poet Elaine Fowler Palencia reveals one of the great secrets of evangelical capitalism, duping the consumer.

Class and Inequality: The Classroom in Crisis

Victoria Baena Boston Review
Education is struggle. Of the books under review, one shows community college students pioneering reading methods and expanding canons that came late to the Ivies. The second looks at a key figure in the African American intellectual tradition.

On Salt and The Impossible Pursuit of Food Sanctity

Alicia Kennedy From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy
Alicia Kenned who writes a weekly newsletter on food culture, politics, and media, says it’s no exaggeration that nostalgia can drive our food lives or that watching how someone salts their food tells quite a bit about their entire cooking philosophy