NYU Press

Sep 26

Keeping the lights on for Heaven’s Gate
New on our blog! Benjamin E. Zeller responds to a recent Gizmodo piece on the suicide cult, Heaven’s Gate.

Keeping the lights on for Heaven’s Gate

New on our blog! Benjamin E. Zeller responds to a recent Gizmodo piece on the suicide cult, Heaven’s Gate.

Sep 23

“Comic Book Crime is one of those rare books that is both academically respectable and accessible to the general reader… [The authors] have not only read a lot more comics than you have, they have thought about them deeply, and related them to contemporary social concerns. Comic Book Crime is definitely worth reading, both for those interested in its subject, and as a model of how to approach thematic surveys of popular culture.”
—Blog of the American Studies Journal
Read the full book review here.

Comic Book Crime is one of those rare books that is both academically respectable and accessible to the general reader… [The authors] have not only read a lot more comics than you have, they have thought about them deeply, and related them to contemporary social concerns. Comic Book Crime is definitely worth reading, both for those interested in its subject, and as a model of how to approach thematic surveys of popular culture.”

—Blog of the American Studies Journal

Read the full book review here.

Sep 17

A New Book Advises Parents to Stop Panicking About Teens and Sex. (Good Luck!) -

Read Emily Bazelon’s review of Kids Gone Wild on Slate!

Books That Cook: A Good Roast Chicken -

Over on our blog, we’re celebrating the publication of our first literary cookbook, Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal with food writing from our very own staff members!

Today, editorial assistant Constance Grady shares her thoughts on “A Good Roast Chicken,” an essay featured in the book from professional chef and food historian Teresa Lust.

Sep 11

Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma, by Jason Whitesel -

Awesome review of Jason Whitesel’s Fat Gay Men in Times Higher Education!

Sep 04

Forget about rainbow parties, sex bracelets and sexting: Salon talks to Joel Best and Katie Bogle, the authors of our new book, Kids Gone Wild, about what teens are really doing behind closed doors.
Read the interview here.

Forget about rainbow parties, sex bracelets and sexting: Salon talks to Joel Best and Katie Bogle, the authors of our new book, Kids Gone Wild, about what teens are really doing behind closed doors.

Read the interview here.

“I like women. When Mos Def in ‘Ms. Fatbooty’ is like ‘Ass so fat you can see it from the front.’ Damn, that’s an ass! That’s an ass I kinda wanna see. That’s an ass I appreciate. So I’m trying to figure out how do we talk about feminism in this case, or being a Black man who is pro-feminist who at the same time can acknowledge heterosexist desire. And that’s real. There’s a fine line between objectification of Black female sexuality and appreciation of it. So what do you do with ‘Baby Got Back’? Is Sir Mix-A-Lot objectifying Black women’s asses, or is he having a real conversation about the inherent beauty of Black women’s bodies in a society that has always derided Black women’s bodies as strange and unusual and ugly? Thank hip-hop for allowing us to have this conversation out in the open, hopefully in productive and progressive ways.” —

Mark Anthony Neal, on being, and being classified as, a Black male feminist — A Brand-New Feminism: A Conversation between Joan Morgan and Mark Anthony Neal

(via elsilvero)

Aug 28

“I was once a linebacker-sized eighteen-year-old, too. What I knew then, what black people have been required to know, is that there are few things more dangerous than the perception that one is a danger.” — Jelani Cobb on Ferguson. (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

Aug 12

Jason Whitesel’s Fat Gay Men, reviewed on Slate

"Billed as an ethnographic study, Fat Gay Men is as much a semi-comic romp as it is an academic treatise. It’s also more than a little sad.”
—Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Book Review

#gilttech's Recommended Reads for the Dog Days of Summer -

"If you enjoy collecting trivia about wiseacres and eccentrics, this is the perfect summer read."

—Lauri Apple of Gilt Techon Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World

Aug 11

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Talking food history and politics with NPR -

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In this All Things Considered, I got to talk food politics, gender and the history of vegetarianism with Neda Ulaby.

Listen to Kyla Wazana Tompkins, author of Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Centurytalk food politics on NPR!

Aug 07

Read a F*cking Book: Late Summer Reading For Queers and Feminists -

Juana María Rodríguez’s Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings is sitting pretty—alongside Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist—in this stellar roundup

Aug 04

For your food studies library: Books that Cook -

Books that Cook (available August 7th from NYU Press) was just featured on Marion Nestle’s blog, Food Politics! 

Jul 31

“Activism is an engagement with the hauntings of history, a dialogue between the memories of the past and the imaginings of the future manifested through the acts of our own present yearnings. It is an encounter with the ghosts that reside within and inhabit the symbolic and geographic spaces that shape our worlds.” — Juana Maria Rodriguez, Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces 

(Source: reclaimingthelatinatag, via fckthestate)