Our award-winning book designs in the 2013 New York Book Show, sponsored by the Book Industry Guild of New York!
Congratulations again to our amazing production team!
Known for her legal thrillers, University of Colorado law professor Wesson (Chilling Effect) employs her expertise to great effect in this exhaustive study of a famous crime that left its mark on the American legal system…Wesson’s efforts result in a true crime drama that’s well researched, easy to read, and oddly compelling.
On March 5, NYPD Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski ordered officers to perform criminal background checks on complaining witnesses as well as alleged perpetrators in domestic violence cases. A police source told the New York Post that reminding women of their open warrants “force[s] them to remain cooperative.” Don’t want to prosecute your partner? You can go to jail instead.
The current media fascination with women and power, sparked by elaborate controversies over Yahoo executive Marissa Mayer and Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, might seem both disappointing and amusing to the legions of American women engaged in social and political activism during the first decades of the twentieth century. The disappointment is easy to understand. Why, they might ask, after more than 100 years of feminism, are we still disconcerted by women in positions of authority? And why do we still have to confront systemic conflicts between work and family? And why don’t women support each other more, and better?
…the familiar understanding of the Civil Rights movement is that Martin Luther King, Jr., was the person who initiated it—but in fact, ass-kicking investigator and activist Rosa Parks was initiating resistance while King was still in high school. She wasn’t an elderly woman who happened to sit on the bus: she was a radical activist who saw what needed to be done, and then kept her mouth shut so that she could become a strategic symbol.
I think there are a lot of things out there that focus on the aesthetics of riot grrrl and punk, and might just show covers of zines or something, but I wanted to show the texts as well…People are still really hungry for this material.
Uh, can somebody please explain to me why I never knew that NYU had a Riot Grrrl zine collection!? I could have been supporting the scene this entire time! Slash, this is reminding me that I still need to read our book, Girl Zines. Check it out!
But I know that the moments I’ve felt the loneliest are when I’ve been in a relationship, wondering why there’s so much distance when there should only be closeness. The coupled are supposed to be the lucky ones, so why all this sadness? Is it possible that the coupled inoculate themselves against this haunting sense of disconnect by refusing it away, and pushing their confusion onto the single, insisting, again and again, that it’s the single who are lonely, not they?
“Getting Wasted” on Fat Tuesday
Mardi Gras is a day of raucous celebration, especially among college students. Of course, sometimes these celebrations can go a bit too far, an issue that Thomas Vander Ven examines in his work, Getting Wasted. In the work, Van provides an account for the excesses that typically occur on college campuses, especially around days like this. Nevertheless, we at NYU Press hope that you have a fantastic Fat Tuesday–just go easy on the cocktails!
For many, the Superbowl is a time of admirable athleticism, commercials rivaling cinema megaproductions, and elaborate snack food arrangements. In some special cases, it’s even a time of adorable puppies. Just look at those mugs!
But the Superbowl is also an opportunity to recognize the NFL’s important contributions to the civil rights movement, as the integration of African American players into the League only cemented the foundation for the widespread social change that was to follow. Charles K. Ross explores these developments and the histories of the NFL’s early African American players in Outside the Lines, published by (yours truly!) NYU Press. With both the Superbowl and Black History Month on the horizon, there couldn’t be a better time to check out this fascinating book!
(Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I’m going to curl up in an armchair, turn on the Puppy Bowl, and do some reading.)
Heads up! Nadine Naber, associate professor at the University of Michigan, and author of Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism, will be hosting a launch event TOMORROW at the the American University of Beirut’s Center for American Studies and Research. 5-7p! If you’re in Beirut…come and celebrate the release of Nadine’s new book with her—and while you’re at it, say hi to her for us!