Zocalo Public Square Book Prize

Zócalo Public Square Book Prize

The Zócalo Public Square Book Prize is awarded annually to the U.S.-published nonfiction book that most enhances our understanding of community and the forces that strengthen or undermine human connectedness …


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Searching for Utopia in Illinois

Twelve massive blocks of limestone, each carved with a shining sun and heralding trumpets, once ornamented a temple constructed by the Church of the Latter Day Saints in the town …


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How Laptop Living Almost Left Me Homeless

Last week I turned 45. I may soon become homeless.

I am not the stereotypical candidate for homelessness: I have a B.A. in English and a small business as a copywriter. …


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Barbershop Confessions

Life is better when you get a haircut, especially a good one. The moment you take a seat, you can give yourself over to the hairdresser or barber. I am …