It was a year of protests and counter-protests, hurricanes that tore through cities and islands, and inexplicable mass shootings. What united us (if only briefly) in 2017? A total solar eclipse.
An airline passenger uprising, the remaking of L.A.’s downtown and the Trump administration’s deregulation push were among the big business headlines in 2017. And through it all, the stock market kept climbing.
It was a mixed year in sports. The Dodgers came within one game of a world championship but fell short. The Clippers lost their best player. UCLA said goodbye to a once-revered football coach. But at least we can look forward to the 2028 Olympic Games — right?
Social critiques, histories, and powerful memoirs from Sherman Alexie, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Masha Gessen and more make up the top nonfiction books of 2017.