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December 17, 2014 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author’s debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 10, 2014 Comment

The 14 Best Cookbooks Of 2014

Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

December 9, 2014 6 Comments

De-Cluttering Your House With Love

Marie Kondo has built a huge following with her method of organizing that focuses on keeping things that inspire joy.

December 9, 2014 Comment

Khaled Mattawa’s Journey From Arabic To English And Back Again

The Libya native shares some of his poems and translations and talks about bridging the gap between two cultures.

December 8, 2014 Comment

In ‘The Death Of Santini’ Pat Conroy Turns From Fiction To Memoir

We revisit with author Pat Conroy, whose book, “The Death of Santini,” is out in paperback this month.

December 2, 2014 7 Comments

Voices Of 20th Century Poets Come Alive Once More

Researchers are using new technology to restore broken records and bring the voices of poets — silent for most of a century — back to life.

December 1, 2014 Comment

Remembering Poet Mark Strand

Strand won the Pulitzer in 1999 for his a book of his poetry called “Blizzard of One.” We revisit our 2012 interview with him.

December 1, 2014 11 Comments

The New Science Of Adolescence

Larry Steinberg says new brain science is starting to reveal why teenagers seem to stay teenage through their mid-twenties.

November 27, 2014 Comment

Poet David Roderick Explores What It Means to Be American

Award-winning poet David Roderick joins us on this Thanksgiving to discuss his second book, “The Americans.”

November 27, 2014 Comment

Mystery Writer P.D. James Dies At 94

The English crime novelist is credited with bringing realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story.

November 26, 2014 2 Comments

New Words From The American Heritage Dictionaries

The Vietnamese sandwich referred to as bánh mì is one of the latest additions to the new edition of the American Heritage Dictionary.

November 25, 2014 Comment

Another Look At The Film Version Of Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’

We revisit our conversation with author Lois Lowry and director Phillip Noyce about the film version of the 1993 novel.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay’s collection “Redeployment” as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19, 2014 226 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.

November 18, 2014 3 Comments

Outspoken Olympic Runner Nick Symmonds Pens Memoir

The track star has won his share of races, but he often gets as much attention for what he does off the track as what he does on it.

November 18, 2014 37 Comments

Texting And Driving: Are We Powerless To Change Our Ways?

A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel chronicles the groundbreaking case of Reggie Shaw.

November 14, 2014 Comment

Meet The Man Behind Jon Stewart’s Film ‘Rosewater’

Journalist Maziar Bahari’s memoir about being imprisoned in Iran is the basis for the ‘Daily Show’ host’s debut film.

November 13, 2014 Comment

Amazon And Hachette Reach Deal Over E-Books

Amazon and the publisher Hachette have ended a bitter dispute over e-book revenue, after reaching a new multiyear contract this morning.

November 12, 2014 Comment

Uncovering The Past Alongside Archaeologists

The lives of archaeologists may not be as glamorous as the movies, but digging up ancient artifacts can be thrilling.

November 11, 2014 25 Comments

Amanda Palmer On ‘The Art Of Asking’

The performer is both celebrated and attacked for it. She writes in her new memoir, “I am totally not afraid to ask. For anything.”

Spotlight

Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 17 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.