How Many Felonies Did You Commit Today? An Interview with Harvey Silverglate

Every day, the average American commits three felonies. So argues civil-liberties lawyer Harvey Silverglate in his new book “Three Felonies a Day,” the title of which refers to the number of crimes he estimates that Americans perpetrate each day because of vague and overly burdensome laws. In his book, Silverglate posits that federal criminal laws […]

Methland: Q and A with Nick Reding

Is crystal meth the most dangerous drug in the world? Author Nick Reding believes so, and he develops an impressive case for his argument in his new book Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town. Using a cast of fascinating characters from drug traffickers to the town doctor, Reding’s book tells the story […]

LA Noir: Q and A with John Buntin about the struggle for the soul of LA

“Other cities have histories. Los Angeles has legends.” So begins John Buntin’s new book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City. The book provides a fascinating history of the city of angels, telling the story of the town’s most storied cop, Bill Parker, and its most infamous robber, Mickey Cohen. Buntin […]