Alissa Quart

Alissa Quart is Editor at Large of The Atavist, a publisher of non-fiction multi-media eBooks. She is the author of two non-fiction books, "Branded" (Basic Books, 2003) and "Hothouse Kids" (Penguin Press, 2006), and has written long-form pieces for Mother Jones, The New York Times Magazine and many other publications. An adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she was a 2010 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and is a contributing editor and columnist for Columbia Journalism Review. She is working on a new book about changes in alternative culture.


Volume 62

Guests on Volume 62: Craig Bernthal, on the theme of judgment in the plays of Shakespeare; James Turner Johnson, on recent distortions of the just war tradition; Alissa Quart, on Branded: the Buying and Selling of Teenagers; Stephen M. Barr, on how modern science has challenged the materialist view of human nature; Lilian Calles Barger, on beauty, the body, spirituality, and the "true self," and on why the food court at the megachurch isn't what our neighbors need; and Corby Kummer, on the connections between food and community.