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Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
Alter, Adam

$23.00 $7.29

Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction - an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. We obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and Facebook feeds; we binge on TV episodes and YouTube videos; we work longer hours each year; and we spend an average of...


Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction
Thompson, Derek

$23.00 $3.69

Every business, every artist, every person looking to promote themselves and their work wants to know what makes a hit.In his groundbreaking investigation, Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like and reveals the economics of cultural market...


Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction
Thompson, Derek

$23.00 $5.19

Every business, every artist, every person looking to promote themselves and their work wants to know what makes a hit.In his groundbreaking investigation, Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like and reveals the economics of cultural market...


Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman
Petersen, Anne Helen

$21.20 $6.59

**One of NPR’s Best Books of 2017** “Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to nonconforming women suits the needs of this dark moment. Her careful examination of how we eviscerate the women who confound or threaten is crucial reading if we are ever to be better.”&...


The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity
Kohn, Sally

$22.46 $6.59

What is the opposite of hate?As a progressive commentator on Fox News and now CNN, Sally Kohn has made a career out of bridging intractable political differences and learning how to talk respectfully with people whose views she disagrees with passionately. Her viral TED Talk on the need to practi...


The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News - and Divided a Country
Sherman, Gabriel

$23.85 $7.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  A revelatory journey inside the world of Fox News and Roger Ailes—the brash, sometimes combative network head who helped fuel the rise of Donald TrumpNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a ca...


The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News - and Divided a Country
Sherman, Gabriel

$23.85 $5.19

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  A revelatory journey inside the world of Fox News and Roger Ailes—the brash, sometimes combative network head who helped fuel the rise of Donald TrumpNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a ca...


Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era
Levitin, Daniel J.

$21.20 $6.59

It's raining bad data, half-truths, and fake news out there - and some of this nonsense is having devastating consequences. Daniel Levitin shows how corporate and government reports, statistics, and news stories can mislead, and reveals the ways lying weasels use them. What makes lies dangerous i...


World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech
Foer, Franklin

$36.00 $12.29

Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperiled the way w...


Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
Thompson, Derek

$37.10 $11.49

Nothing “goes viral.” If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today’s crowded media environment, you’re missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history - of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that tur...


Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now
Rusbridger, Alan

$39.00 $7.29

An urgent account of the revolution that has upended the news business, written by one of the most accomplished journalists of our time.Technology has radically altered the news landscape. Once-powerful newspapers have lost their clout or been purchased by owners with particular agendas. Algorith...


Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets
Jones, Feminista

$19.95 $6.59

A treatise of Black women’s transformative influence in media and society, placing them front and center in a new chapter of mainstream resistance and political engagement.In Reclaiming Our Space, social worker, activist, and cultural commentator Feminista Jones explores how Black women are chang...


The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity
Kohn, Sally

$37.03 $5.19

What is the opposite of hate?As a progressive commentator on Fox News and now CNN, Sally Kohn has made a career out of bridging intractable political differences and learning how to talk respectfully with people whose views she disagrees with passionately. Her viral TED Talk on the need to practi...


Inside Black Mirror
Brooker, Charlie

$40.00 $12.99

The first official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix cult-hit sci-fi television series that's fascinated millions of fans worldwide, with stunning visuals and never before seen behind-the-scenes content.What becomes of humanity when it's fed into the jaws of a hungry new digital machine? Disc...


Inside Black Mirror
Brooker, Charlie

$40.00 $10.09

The first official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix cult-hit sci-fi television series that's fascinated millions of fans worldwide, with stunning visuals and never before seen behind-the-scenes content.What becomes of humanity when it's fed into the jaws of a hungry new digital machine? Disc...


Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else)
Auletta, Ken

$39.75 $12.99

An intimate and profound reckoning with the changes buffeting the $2 trillion global advertising and marketing business from the perspective of its most powerful players, by the bestselling author of GoogledAdvertising and marketing touches on every corner of our lives, and is the invisible fuel ...


Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman
Petersen, Anne Helen

$34.00 $7.99

From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an “acceptable” woman. You know the type: the woman who won’t shut up, who’s too brazen, too opinionated—to...


The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet
Peters, Justin

$22.00 $1.99

Aaron Swartz was a zealous young advocate for the free exchange of information and creative content online. He committed suicide in 2013 after being indicted by the government for illegally downloading millions of academic articles from a nonprofit online database. From the age of fifteen, when S...


World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech
Foer, Franklin

$22.52 $7.29

Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperiled the way w...


The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life
Casey, Michael J.

$35.00 $11.49

From tech visionaries Oliver Luckett and Michael J. Casey, a groundbreaking, must-read theory of social media--how it works, how it's changing human life, and how we can master it for good and for profit.In barely a decade, social media has positioned itself at the center of twenty-first century ...


Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Silverman, Jacob

$19.99 $5.79

Social networking has grown into a staple of modern society, but its continued evolution is becoming increasingly detrimental to our lives. Shifts in communication and privacy are affecting us more than we realize or understand. Terms of Service crystalizes this current moment in technology and c...


Wasting Time on the Internet
Goldsmith, Kenneth

$18.50 $1.99

Using clear, readable prose, conceptual artist and poet Kenneth Goldsmith’s manifesto shows how our time on the internet is not really wasted but is quite productive and creative as he puts the experience in its proper theoretical and philosophical context.Kenneth Goldsmith wants you to rethink t...


The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do
Tenner, Edward

$37.03 $12.29

A bold challenge to our obsession with efficiency--and a new understanding of how to benefit from the powerful potential of serendipityAlgorithms, multitasking, the sharing economy, life hacks: our culture can't get enough of efficiency. One of the great promises of the Internet and big data revo...


Letters to a Young Journalist (Revised and Updated Edition)
Freedman, Samuel G.

$17.50 $5.19

It is no secret that journalism's mission is seriously imperiled these days, but in Letters to a Young Journalist, Samuel G. Freedman shows that the craft is not only worth pursuing but more crucial than ever. Freedman draws on his thirty-year career as an award-winning practitioner and professor...


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