JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Russia, China, and Patty Hearst

News books from Han Han, Jeffrey Tobin, Lara Vapnyar, and more with related links to JSTOR.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

The Olympics, Dave Eggers, and Your Idiot Brain

Our Friday Reads are these five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else.

The Brain’s Memory Back-Up Plan

Neuroscientists have discovered how memory is stored–and backed up–in the brain.
Credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Read the Poems of “Genius” Grant Recipients Ellen Bryant Voigt & Ben Lerner

We've made available two poems each by Ellen Bryant Voigt and Ben Lerner, 2015 recipients of the MacArthur "Genius" Grant.

The Triumphant Return of Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration series heads back to NYC where it first debuted. The lasting influence of Jacob Lawrence and his series is inarguable.