Final week of the 2019 Tournament of Books!
The Rooster crows! It's finals week in the 2019 Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes.
Benjamin R. Cohen teaches at Lafayette College and lives in Easton, Pa., with his family. He is the author of Notes From the Ground: Science, Soil, and Society in the American Countryside (2009) and Pure Adulteration: Cheating on Nature in the Age of Manufactured Food (2019).
A century ago food vendors were often confidence men, cutting their products with inedible substances. A study of the history of food adulteration reveals hucksters at every turn.
Where people build homes, birds sometimes build nests—and there’s no guarantee cohabitation of the species will be idyllic.
A new sport is taking hold, one that involves marshmallows, sticks, and fire.
It stunned the nation that the Virginia Tech murders took place; it shocked Virginians that they occurred in Blacksburg. A former longtime resident traces his connections to the tragedy.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: Your child goes missing only days before you try and claim him as a dependent on your tax return. A tale of loss and capital gains.
Action movies may seem old hat these days, but they had to start somewhere. We go back to the pre-Schwarzenegger years, when a movie audience thirsty for speed and thrills could only turn to My Dinner With André.