Category: Sociology

Everybody Loves Wendy

A very nice story about one of our favorite NYU Press authors, Wendy Chapkis (Dying to Get High, 2008). I worked selling subscriptions at the San Francisco Symphony. My arts… READ MORE

Racial Hoaxes & Our Fears

Katheryn Russell-Brown, author of The Color of Crime (2nd ed., NYU Press 2008), in an op-ed for the Orlando Sentinel, writes about the largely unnoticed trends in racial hoaxes among… READ MORE

God & Gay Marriage on Huffington Post

Phil Zuckerman, author of Society without God, recently wrote about Proposition 8 & religious nations on the Huffington Post. We posted an early version of this op-ed, but this one… READ MORE

Presidential Fashion Statements

Andrew Ross, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU and author of the forthcoming Nice Work If You Can Get It (NYU Press 2009), provided much of the commentary… READ MORE

Does Religion Make You Nice?

Or, does atheism make you mean? Those are the questions asked by Slate.com writer Paul Bloom in his review of Philip Zuckerman’s Society without God (NYU Press 2008). Many Americans… READ MORE

Podcast: The Criminal Brain

Dr. Kevin Keough, host of the North Star Guardians, interviews Dr. Nicole Rafter, author of The Criminal Brain: Understanding Biological Theories of Crime (NYU Press 2008).