Jonathan Scott, Deenise Becenti, Joyce Johnson, Nelson Johnson, Anya Schoolman
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When Jonathan Scott, the eco-conscious co-star of HGTV’s popular Property Brothers, added solar panels to his Las Vegas home, the project turned out to be a revelation. He found himself navigating a series of roadblocks, raised by the local public utility commission to discourage that type of competition.
Drawing from his penetrating new book Know Your Price, the Brookings Institution’s Andre Perry joins Emmet Pierson Jr. of the nonprofit Community Builders of Kansas City in examining the long and deliberate devaluation of African Americans and the communities in which they live and the social and economic damage it has wreaked.
A renowned historian at Princeton University, the author of half a dozen books and an important and oft-sought voice on African American history and identity, Nell Painter wasn’t your typical aspiring art school student. She was 64 when she entered a new world obsessed with youth, 69 when she emerged with a master of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.
For all of our divisions – underscored in the loud and contentious run-up to Election Day two weeks ago – we draw unity in America from sharing the same land. Journalist Tom Zoellner deftly explores that common denominator, frayed as it might be, in his book The National Road: Dispatches From a Changing America.