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Reviews & Recommendations
The original Twin Peaks series leans so strongly on its purgatorial cinematography to tell of a murder in a sleepy Washington town that it's difficult to envision a shift to the novel form. Instead, series co-creator Mark Frost places a new dossier in your hands, leaving much of the sleuthing up to you. An interwoven set of letters, diaries, and photos split the reader between the work of the mysterious Archivist and the footnotes of an FBI agent. For fans anticipating the Showtime reboot and non-fans alike, The Secret History of Twin Peaks pulses with a chaos akin to Mark Z. Danielewski's eerily labyrinthine House of Leaves.
Although written as a sermon, Michael Eric Dyson’s Tears We Cannot Stop evokes no images of a man standing behind the pulpit or even of a professor at the front of a lecture hall. No such guise of authority is needed; his deeply personal accounts of him and his family living while black in America, tied closely with his take on many recent, more public outcries of black Americans, speaks for itself. Dyson is not asking for sympathy, nor even an admission of guilt from white America; he simply asks America to stop looking at history with its rose-colored glasses, to listen, and to join in forging a new path. Challenging, direct, and hard to forget.
Does the insane asylum treat mental illness, or induce it? Franco Basaglia mulled this question as he became head of the Gorizia asylum in 1961, his time as an anti-fascist in a Fascist Italian jail still in his mind. Foot paints a vivid picture of how Basaglia, influenced by the likes of Foucault and Fanon, put leftist theory into practice in one small corner of Western society. A forceful and all-too-rare portrait of the successes and shortcomings of political action that aims big.
The origin point of the climate crisis -- Great Britain's switch from the water wheel to coal and steam power -- was not the result of an effort to make energy cheaper. Rather, Malm argues here, the change gave the owners of the mines absolute control over energy production, no longer tied down by nature or by the needs of laborers. A brilliant and convincing analysis of the near hegemonic power of capital, wherein Malm argues that only a total system change can end its reign of ecological destruction.