Katie Rolnick is a freelance writer and co-editor of the Brooklyn Rail Books section.
MAR 2014 | Books
In The Accidental Universe, the MIT physicist and lauded novelist explores the universe in a scant collection of imaginative essays.
MAR 2010 | Express
In her most recent book, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion Of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America, Barbara Ehrenreich wipes away Americas sheen of unfounded, delusional optimism.
FEB 2009 | Express
In his new book, Embracing the Wide Sky, author Daniel Tammet attempts to correct persistent social ideas about autism, savants, and the creative mind.
MAY 2008 | Express
Yes, the video actually shows Newsweek White House Correspondent Holly Bailey hanging, and eventually falling, from a tire swing, Politico blogger Jonathan Martin playing sous chef, and the rest of the corps drinking from red, frat-party-plastic cups while stuffing their faces with McCains generous buffet.
SEPT 2008 | Express
Remember when we, as consumers, were hoodwinked by the insidious marketing techniques of big tobacco? Dubious science, aggressive advertising, and lax regulatory standards clouded our judgment and we puffed away, blissfully oblivious.
MAY 2013 | Books
Recently, I was in Houston for work, but not the glossy downtown that visitors usually see. I spent most of my time in the Fifth Ward, a historic neighborhood founded in the aftermath of the Civil War by freed slaves.
SEPT 2010 | Express
Anthony Bourdain made his name as a chef, but today can barely survive a Tuesday double shift at Les Halles, the Manhattan brasserie he helmed while writing his 2000 New York Times bestseller, Kitchen Confidential.
NOV 2009 | Express
The title of Mark. A. R. Kleimans new book on crime and incarceration reduction, When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment, allegedly comes from an engineering adage. If its not working, youre not using enough, or so they say.
JUN 2008 | Express
Its about that time again. High school and college students across the country will don silly looking caps and gowns, march across school auditorium stages, get their diplomas (shake with the right, grab with the left), and head out into the real world. Some high school graduates face challenges of character. They must forge into adulthood in a society that values appearances, wealth, and appearances of wealth.
OCT 2008 | Express
In the introduction to Submersion Journalism: Reporting in the Radical First Person from Harpers Magazine, that magazines editor, Roger D. Hodge, argues that the turn of the millennium and George W. Bushs administration signaled a shift in both the way we consume information and the type of information were receiving.