The Month Ahead, The Week That Was: Reviews, Author Events, and More

Forthcoming events with Columbia University Press authors in April include talks and signings by Michael Mann, author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, Kara Newman, author of The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets, Santiago Zabala, author of Hermeneutic Communism: From Heidegger to Marx, and others.

Looking a back, here’s a round-up of reviews and author media appearances and op-eds:

“The Most Hated Climate Scientist in the U.S.”, an article on Michael Mann in Energy Wise

Michael Mann on becoming a public figure in the climate change debate in The Scientist

Plato, Our Comrade?, Berfrois reviews Alain Badiou’s Plato’s Republic: A Dialogue in 16 Chapters

A review of Michael Marder’s Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life in STIR

An translator of Li Rui’s Trees Without Wind , and a review of the novel (via Washington Independent Review of Books)

Victor Cha and David Kang argue that North Korea is a lot more dangerous than you think, but that doesn’t mean that Kim Jong Un is insane

SCOTUS: Where Pessimism Could Kill Marriage Equality, Ludger Viefhues-Bailey’s piece for Killing the Buddha

Global reviews Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia, by Siddharth Kara

Animal People Online reviews Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters

A list of books for Women’s History Month from Washington Independent Review of Books includes An Imperial Concubine’s Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck and Salvation in 17th-Century Japan , by G. G. Rowley

Watch Kenneth Goldsmith’s, lecture at the Museum of Modern Art

Richard Nash discusses The Late Age of Print, by Ted Striphas, and more books in his article “The Business of Literature”

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