Jason Heller appears in the following:
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sam Kean's funny, conversational new book reminds us not to take the air we breathe for granted — our atmosphere can tell stories about everything from dinosaurs and Julius Caesar to space flight.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Decemberists team up with English singer Olivia Chaney to perform gorgeous British folk ballads.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Ben Mezrich's taut, entertaining new book follows the men and women who have dedicated themselves to cloning the woolly mammoth, and maybe reversing some of the damage humans have done to the planet.
Monday, July 03, 2017
The Toronto-based collective returns after seven years with a collection of ethereal anthems.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Karin Tidbeck's new novel is set in the mysterious city of Amatka, an agricultural colony ruled by a totalitarian government — but this is no standard dystopia. In Amatka, language has strange power.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Theodora Goss's novel takes bits and pieces from several different monstrous mythologies — Jekyll and Hyde, Dr. Moreau and more — but she makes something new and deceptively intricate out of them.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
David Weigel is primarily a political reporter, but in The Show that Never Ends he spins his love of prog rock into a detailed, affectionate history of a genre that's never completely gone away.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
English author and artist Grayson Perry realized at age 12 that he wanted to wear women's clothes. That fascination is part of his new book, a funny, engaging look at what it means to be a man today.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Each track on The Black Keys singer's new album sparkles like a long-lost AM radio gem.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Detroit garage-rocker Josh Malerman's second novel follows a fictional 1950s rock bad recruited by the government to find the source of a mysterious, ominous sound emanating from the Namib Desert.
Monday, May 01, 2017
A mix of organic instrumentation, lilting electronics, and Ásgeir's otherworldly voice hits a sweet spot between emotion and mystique
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Sofia Samatar is the creator of an award-winning fantasy world; she sticks closer to earth in her powerful first story collection, but it's not always the earth we might recognize.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Sarah Gerard's lucid, atmospheric essay collection draws on her experiences growing up in Florida for a candid memoir that mixes first-person memories with thoughtful big-picture reporting.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Composed during the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, the band's fifth album dwells on the toxicity of the current political climate.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
John A. Farrell's new biography of Richard Nixon contains a bombshell about Nixon's interference in a Vietnam peace deal — and that's just one of the book's many extensively-researched revelations.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Eleanor Wasserberg's debut novel is not for the faint of heart — this tale of a cultishly evil group called the Family who live in a mansion on the English moors is unrelentingly cruel and eerie.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
"Writing these songs saved me," Hardy has said of Rules. And in that salvation, she's crafted one of the most moving pieces of music likely to be released this year.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Kanishk Tharoor's collection of short stories explores the complicated relationship between language and technology. Tharoor's rich voice and immaculate craftsmanship both comfort and unnerve.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
The second installment of B. Catling's trilogy is full of oddities and quirks and familiar characters.
Friday, March 03, 2017
It's 2018 and a mysterious cloud has appeared between Earth and Venus. A Czech astrophysicist is sent to investigate. The only problem? Hanging on to his sense of reality while alone in space.