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February 5, 2016 3 Comments

‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’ Takes An Undead Spin On Jane Austen

As the movie hits theaters, we revisit our conversation with Seth Grahame-Smith, who penned the book the movie is based on.

February 3, 2016 16 Comments

Telling The Story Of ‘The Invisibles’: White House Slaves

Of the first 18 presidents of the United States, 12 were slave owners, even though some spoke out against slavery.

January 26, 2016 10 Comments

Longtime Christie Watcher Pens New Book On New Jersey Governor

After covering Christie for five years, Matt Katz is out with a new book, “American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption.”

January 22, 2016 10 Comments

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Says Internet Often Falls Short On Its Promise

Andrew Keen argues that the Internet often hurts the middle class, artists and small businesses.

January 15, 2016 24 Comments

’13 Hours’ Seeks To Shed New Light On Benghazi Attacks

Mitchell Zuckoff, author of the book behind the new film, discusses what happened that day in September 2012.

January 12, 2016 5 Comments

Robert Gates On Leadership And The 2016 Election

The former defense secretary’s new book discusses how leaders can make “transformational change” in their organizations.

January 5, 2016 Comment

Black And White Authors Examine Issues Of Race In America

“All American Boys” is a young adult novel that examines race and police violence from the perspectives of a black teen and a white teen.

January 5, 2016 29 Comments

Removing The ‘Slut’ Label

Emily Lindin has published her middle school diaries – along with her grown-up commentary – in the new book “UnSlut.”

January 4, 2016 3 Comments

Actor Rainn Wilson’s Memoir Explores His Spiritual Journey

He’s is known for playing Dwight Schrute on NBC’s “The Office,” but Rainn Wilson’s memoir shows him to be a kind of “anti-Dwight.”

January 1, 2016 Comment

Grieving Author Focuses Attention On Goshawk

Revisiting our conversation with Helen Macdonald, who decided to train a goshawk after her father’s sudden death, then wrote a book about it.

January 1, 2016 4 Comments

OK, I’m Cleaning Out My Clutter. What Do I Do First?

Marie Kondo has built a huge following in her native Japan with her “KonMari” method of organization. Here’s how to apply it in your life.

December 31, 2015 39 Comments

Remembering The Black Heroes Of D-Day

A new book tells the story of an all-black army battalion that played a crucial role in the allied invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944.

December 28, 2015 Comment

In 2015, Some Of The Best Writing Was Short

In looking back on her favorite reads from 2015, NPR arts correspondent Lynn Neary realized that many of them were short story collections.

December 25, 2015 Comment

A Korean Cooking Lesson For Christmas

In May, YouTube sensation Maangchi showed us how to make a kimchee pancake. Learn how to do it yourself in time for the holidays.

December 25, 2015 3 Comments

Jean Shepherd Beyond ‘A Christmas Story’

Revisiting our conversation with the author of a book about the radio host, who had an extensive career beyond many families’ favorite holiday movie.

December 24, 2015 Comment

Redheads In Fiction And Fact

After bizarre news of a ‘ginger terrorist’ in Britain, we revisit our conversation with the author of a book about redheads.

December 22, 2015 Comment

Bringing ‘Presence’ To Your Life

Amy Cuddy, the Harvard professor behind the hit TED Talk “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are,” discusses her new book.

December 15, 2015 4 Comments

‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ Author Amir Aczel Dies At 65

The mathematician became an unlikely best-selling author when he published the book, which became the first of many attempting to explain the world of math to non-mathematicians.

December 15, 2015 12 Comments

Is What Used To Help Us Now Killing Us?

Dr. Lee Goldman argues that our bodies are still operating as they did centuries ago, leading to modern ills like obesity and depression.

December 14, 2015 2 Comments

New Book Documents Putin’s Rise To Power

Putin has ruled Russia for 15 years and there’s no sign his reign is going to end soon. A new book looks at his rise to power and the hold he has on the former Soviet Union.


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February 4 4 Comments

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

The duo talks about their new album, "Let Me Get By," and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

February 4 Comment

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

It's reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?

February 3 16 Comments

Telling The Story Of ‘The Invisibles’: White House Slaves

Of the first 18 presidents of the United States, 12 were slave owners, even though some spoke out against slavery.

February 3 111 Comments

Why Bernie Sanders Resonates With Young People

At the Iowa Democratic caucuses, he won 84 percent of voters aged 17 to 29, compared to Clinton's 14 percent.