MATTER, a new book from Vandret Publications, is an inter-disciplinary, collaborative art/science project created by an eclectic group of visual artists. The decidedly avant-garde book was assembled, Frankenstein-like, from the bones of a 1963 book by the same name. The original Matter was the first volume in the popular Life Science Library series of books published by Time-Life. Written by...
September 21, 2018
In the new book of portraits and stories by Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre, titled To Survive on This Shore, a 69-year-old transgender man named John recalls, “I grew up in the South. You didn’t even hear of it [being transgender].” He says he fell into depression as a college student before a psychologist helped him understand what he was... More »
September 10, 2018
Photographer Tania Teschke’s new book, called The Bordeaux Kitchen, celebrates not only the meat and wine at the center of French cuisine, but the saturated fat, too. Released in June by California-based Primal Blueprint Publishing, the 650-page book weaves together food culture and cooking how-to with a “paleo” diet philosophy and the author’s personal journey to culinary enlightenment. Teschke produced... More »
September 7, 2018
Sandy Hook. Columbine, CO. Pulse Night Club. Charlottesville, VA. These are place names that we all know; they are etched into our memories as signifiers of tragedy and suffering and intolerance and terror, and as flash points in conflicts between political ideologies. They are also titles of images in Joshua Lutz’s new book, Mind the Gap (Schilt Publishing), an exploration... More »