Jerzy Kosinski burst onto the literary scene in 1965. As enigmatic as he was talented, he quickly became a literary darling, until it was revealed that Kosinski (and his writing) wasn’t all that he claimed to be. In Jerzy: A Novel
, Jerome Charyn peels back the layers of mystery on a fictionalized version of Kosinski, re-staging real life encounters and experiences of the author to determine who “Jerzy” really was. On March 27, the New Yorker
published a stunning 2,000 word review of Jerzy
, in which Ruth Franklin praises that Charyn’s words cause Kosinski to “come vividly into focus.” After this critical acclaim, it’s no wonder that the New York Times
has also taken notice. The New York Times
will review Jerzy
in the April 2 issue of the New York Times Book Review
Though it's been over sixteen years since Ralph Nader last ran for president, the 83-year-old politician and activist isn't stopping his fight for social and environmental justice. Nader provides a guide to fellow freedom fighters across the nation in his book Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think
. After President Trump announced his budget plan, Nader appeared on Democracy Now!
on March 17 to denounce the budget as “corporatist, militarist, and racist.” In the interview, Nader holds up and discusses Breaking Through Power,
and talks about the importance of face to face meetings with Congressional representatives and how to demand town hall meetings in your own locality. On February 21, Nader appeared on the nationally-syndicated Tavis Smiley Show
on PBS-TV to discuss more ways in which everyday citizens can make their voices heard and create real political change.