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April 1, 2015 11 Comments

‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ Attempts To Dispel Myths, Chart An Evolution

There’s a new look at the man who was not only the driving force behind the Apple computer, but also the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

March 30, 2015 8 Comments

Unveiling The Pain Of Secondary Trauma Victims

Mac McClelland was diagnosed with PTSD after witnessing another woman’s horror at being brutally assaulted. She joins us to explain why she didn’t believe the diagnosis, at first.

March 26, 2015 Comment

Key West Honors Its Other Famous Writer

Most people think of Ernest Hemingway when they think of famous Key West writers, but Tennessee Williams lived there much longer.

March 23, 2015 4 Comments

Interweaving Family History With Healthy Soul Food

The mother-daughter team of Alice and Caroline Randall write a memoir-cookbook that dives into the often fraught relationship black women have with the kitchen.

March 19, 2015 30 Comments

‘Understanding Black Youth': Its Cultural Vibrancy And Its Challenges

A Harvard sociologist says the same community that faces high unemployment and rates of incarceration is also responsible for some of the world’s most vibrant popular cultures.

March 18, 2015 142 Comments

Confession: I’m Biased Against Women Authors

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd has kept a log of books he’s read over a decade. He found a dearth of women authors. Is it just him?

March 18, 2015 9 Comments

An Astronaut Uses Books To Launch Kids Into Science

Astronaut-turned-children-book’s author Mark Kelly wants to encourage kids to dream big and take an interest in science.

March 17, 2015 22 Comments

Kathy Gunst Does Breakfast

Never skip breakfast again with these recipes from Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst.

March 16, 2015 68 Comments

Is The Internet Hurting More Than Helping?

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Andrew Keen argues that the Internet economy as it exists hurts the middle class and benefits the few.

March 13, 2015 Comment

‘Panic’ Out In Paperback (And Maybe Coming To A Theater Near You)

Universal Pictures has hired Lauren Oliver to write the screenplay for her young adult novel. We revisit our interview with her.

March 10, 2015 Comment

Smith Henderson’s Debut Novel ‘Fourth Of July Creek’

The novel made a number of critics’ best books lists. As it comes out in paperback, we revisit our conversation with the author.

March 4, 2015 10 Comments

70 Years After Hitler’s Death, Germany To Republish ‘Mein Kampf’

The new annotated edition of the book will mark the first time in decades that the text will be found in German bookstores.

March 3, 2015 3 Comments

Burying Grief In Training A Goshawk

In her award-winning book “H Is for Hawk,” Helen Macdonald tells the story of training a vicious predator after her father’s death.

March 3, 2015 Comment

Revisiting A Blast From The Past With Dave Barry

Jeremy Hobson took the opportunity to catch up with the writer and humorist, whom he last interviewed in 1993 at the age of 11.

March 2, 2015 Comment

Revisiting The Pre-WWII Chinese Nightclubs With Author Lisa See

The novel “China Dolls” tells the story of popular Chinese nightclubs in San Francisco in the late 1930s.

March 2, 2015 14 Comments

The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust – What Happened?

Zac Bissonnette drew on hundreds of interviews to write a book about “mass delusion and the dark side of cute.”

February 24, 2015 3 Comments

Revisiting Ransom Riggs’ Latest ‘Peculiar Children’ Book

“Hollow City” is the second book in his “Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children” series about children with supernatural powers.

February 19, 2015 7 Comments

Injecting Creativity Into Overscheduled Lives

Think you’re too busy to be creative? Artist Danny Gregory has some ideas for you – like drawing your breakfast.

February 17, 2015 2 Comments

A Young Malcolm X, Through The Eyes Of His Daughter

Ilyasah Shabazz has written a young adult novel based on her father’s troubled teenage years, before he became a civil rights activist.

February 13, 2015 4 Comments

Margo Howard Dishes On Love And (Re) Marriage

You might think an advice columnist would be an expert on love and relationships, but Margo’s love life has been complicated.

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March 31 77 Comments

Is The News Losing Its Appeal?

Young people are spending less time consuming news than previous generations, according to Pew Research Center.

March 31 Comment

U.S. Tennis Association CEO Hopes To Spread Love Of Game

Katrina Adams, the association's youngest and first black CEO, talks about her goals to draw people – old and young – into the game.

March 30 38 Comments

Sen. Warren: Not Interested In Reid's Job And Still Not Running For President

Elizabeth Warren insists she has no plans to jump into the 2016 race. She joins us to discuss her current political goals.

March 30 8 Comments

Unveiling The Pain Of Secondary Trauma Victims

Mac McClelland was diagnosed with PTSD after witnessing another woman's horror at being brutally assaulted. She joins us to explain why she didn't believe the diagnosis, at first.