Follow That Sperm

Naomi Cahn, author of Families by Law (NYU Press 2004) and the forthcoming Test Tube Families (NYU Press 2008), along with Wendy Kramer, founder of the Donor Sibling Registry, recently… READ MORE

Tin Panhandling

Tin Pan Alley, the longtime NYC home of America’s songwriting industry, is up for sale. The New York Times wrote about efforts to save the historic block, using an interview… 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

Toni Morrison Endorses White Cargo

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison recently endorsed White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America (NYU Press 2008), by Michael Walsh and Don Jordan. On NPR’s All… READ MORE

Academic Books for Kids

By Jill Norgren, author of Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President The late Tony Hillerman did it; so have Madonna, Katie Couric, Brooke Shields, Bette Midler, and Lynne… READ MORE

Chronic Rebels

The Chronicle of Higher Education interviews Julia Mickenberg and Philip Nel, authors of Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children’s Literature. The idea for the book came after… READ MORE

Latino (Voter) Spin

Arlene Davila, author of Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race, takes a look at the way popular culture changes its perceptions of Latino values to suit its… 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