Whether it's thanks to This American Life
, or The Daily Show
, you're well aware that Sarah Vowell is one of the smartest, funniest writers around. Tonight she reads from her latest history book, Unfamiliar Fishes
, which delves into America's 1898 greedy grabs of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Cuba, and the Philippines in an "orgy of imperialism." ERIK HENRIKSEN Read the
Mercury's review of
Unfamiliar Fishes here.