An examination of one of life's great mysteries — why does music move us so powerfully — written by a neuroscientist and musician who manages to explain both brain science and music theory with engaging clarity and insight.
The classic treatise on the role of play in human culture, written during the rise of fascism in the late 1930s. My own approach is more historical than Huizinga, but his broad sociological approach to play deeply shaped my ideas on the subject.
Everything you thought you knew about America's favorite board game is wrong. Mary Pilon reveals the secret history of the woman who actually invented Monopoly as a vehicle for championing progressive tax reform.