Politics as Usual

By Stephen Dau Working for an NGO is a little bit like running for elected office: no matter what high-minded …

Shanghai Mysteries: A Q&A with Qiu Xiaolong

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom When I read a new Qiu Xiaolong Inspector Chen mystery, I often find myself thinking back to …

The Spy Game’s Afoot

By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham Journalists leaving long-term assignments in Beijing routinely get asked, “So, when are you going to write …

Aldous Huxley Revisited

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom When I am busy with a book project, the period between the end of the spring quarter …

Simon Says

By Stephen Dau This is the fourth in a series of “letters” on the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. He does …

Marxism and Matzo Balls: Sasha Abramsky’s Memoir of His Remarkable Grandfather

By Peter Dreier Sasha Abramsky will be reading from his book on Thursday, October 1 at 7 pm at Book …

Join Us at Book Soup for a Book Party with Karen Finley

Shock Treatment (City Lights Books) is Karen Finley’s first book, published just as she became internationally famous for being denied …