What we’re reading (or at least what’s laying around on our coffee tables …)
Cary Stemle (editor) — “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky; “The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina” by Frank Rich; “Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq” by Thomas E. Ricks; “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy; and “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut.
Stephen George (staff writer) — “Lebanon: A House Divided” by Sandra Mackey; “What is the What” by Dave Eggers; “Thank You For Smoking” by Christopher Buckley; and “The Republican War on Science” by Chris Mooney.
Mat Herron (music editor) — “Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001” by Steve Coll.
Claudia Olea (editorial intern) — “Survival in Auschwitz” by Primo Levi; Nobel Prize-winner “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Alexander Solzhenitsyn; “The Wretched of the Earth” by Frantz Fanon; and “Dark Assassin” by Anne Perry.
Buddy Schneider (editorial design) — “Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America” by Loren Coleman; “Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story” by Chuck Klosterman; and “What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World” by Melissa Rossi.
Gina Moeller (art director) — “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed” by Jared Diamond; “Hello, I’m Special: How Individuality Became the New Conformity” by Hal Niedzviecki; and “Cities: A Magisterial Exploration of the Nature and Impact of the City from its Beginnings to the Mega-Conurbations of Today” by John Reader.