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62 great books by Black authors, recommended by TED speakers

Compiled from past TED book lists, here’s a curated selection of fiction and non-fiction titles to check out now. Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Change by Stacey Abrams (TED talk: 3 questions to ask yourself…

America’s contradictions are breaking wide open

President Trump holds up a Bible outside of St. John’s Episcopal church across Lafayette Park on June 1. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images On Donald Trump, standing outside a church, pretending to be strong. Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, perhaps better…

Join the Vox Book Club!

Zac Freeland/Vox Our pick for June 2020 is The Princess Bride. Here’s how the Vox Book Club works: Every month, we pick a book. We go through it week by week, with a discussion post going up on the site…

70 years of cop shows taught us to valorize the police

Los Angeles Airport police officers keep observe protesters gathering on Century Boulevard near LAX on April 30. | Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Early Hollywood treated the cops as incompetent fools. Then everything changed. In 2019, polls…

Watch: The Vox Book Club talks The Secret History’s class politics with Nicole Cliffe

Vox The Vox Book Club’s live event covered how The Secret History fits into dark academia and why Bunny would be the worst at quarantine. Last Thursday, the Vox Book Club met on Zoom for the second time ever to…

Revolution for the Family: Heather Bhandari and Nikki Columbus on Pandemic Parenting, Art, and Activism

The Abrons Art Center has paid all their staff and performers during the shutdown. This week on Explain Me, co-hosts William Powhida and Paddy Johnson talk to arts organizers and activists Heather Bhandari and Nikki Columbus about the challenges for…