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February 10, 2016 Comment

A Look At Prisons Around The World, With A Spotlight On Our Own

Baz Dreisinger visited prisons in nine countries and wrote about her experiences in a new book, “Incarceration Nations.”

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 21, 2016 9 Comments

From Opposite Sides Of The Aisle, A Call For Common Ground

Former senators Trent Lott, a Republican, and Tom Daschle, a Democrat, are sounding the alarm on “our broken politics.”

January 13, 2016 8 Comments

Management Lessons From The Mars Rover Landing

The head of the NASA team in charge of the entry, descent and landing of Curiosity, shares what he learned.

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 11, 2016 7 Comments

Anger In America Has Long History

The author of a book about the Salem witch trials of the 17th century says hatred of the so-called “other” dates back to the Puritans.

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.”

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 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 4, 2015 6 Comments

Strategies For Women Balancing Family And Career

Families with two working parents are better off economically, but trying to juggle life and work is stressful – especially for mothers.

December 3, 2015 11 Comments

Shortcuts To Make Life Easier

From cleaning a dirty microwave to bringing an ink cartridge back from the dead, David Pogue shares tips and shortcuts.

December 1, 2015 12 Comments

Lawyer Who Won DOMA Case Shares Journey In New Book

Roberta Kaplan chronicles the landmark case that ultimately forced the government to recognize same-sex marriage.

November 24, 2015 2 Comments

‘Welcome To Night Vale’ Goes From Podcast To Page

The popular podcast, presented as a radio broadcast from a weird desert town, has been adapted into a new novel.

November 18, 2015 Comment

Succeeding By ‘Thinking Like The Enemy’

“Red teaming” is a concept used by the CIA, the military and some corporations to assess their vulnerabilities.

November 18, 2015 6 Comments

Burt Reynolds Looks Back On His Life And Career In New Memoir

As the title “But Enough About Me” implies, the book also contains many of his memories about people he’s met along the way.

November 18, 2015 16 Comments

Researchers: 1.5 Million U.S. Families Living On $2 A Day

Where do these families live? How did they get so poor? Two researchers explore the answers in a new book.

November 17, 2015 7 Comments

Timbaland Reflects On His Music Career In ‘Emperor Of Sound’

For two decades now, Timbaland has been producing some of music’s biggest stars, including Missy Elliot and Jay-Z.

November 10, 2015 2 Comments

Paul Gambaccini: A Year Under Police Scrutiny

The popular BBC personality chronicles his year in limbo after being falsely accused in a sex abuse scandal.

November 4, 2015 14 Comments

The True Story Of Winnie The Pooh And Her Pal, Christopher Robin

In 1914, a Canadian veterinarian bought a bear cub from a trapper for $20. He took the bear, named Winnie for his native Winnipeg, and headed to England with his regiment to train for WWI.

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February 10 Comment

A Look At Prisons Around The World, With A Spotlight On Our Own

Baz Dreisinger visited prisons in nine countries and wrote about her experiences in a new book, "Incarceration Nations."

February 10 4 Comments

Needle Exchange Tries To Keep Pace With Rising Drug Use

Facilities like this one on Skid Row could receive a boost now that Congress has lifted a ban on federal funding.

February 9 13 Comments

Aviation Factory Struggles To Attract Young Workers

Business is booming at the GE Aviation plant in New Hampshire, but it's having trouble drawing young workers.

February 9 13 Comments

Opiate Addiction In New Hampshire

Robin Young visits a clinic called Recover Together that charges patients $65 a week for group therapy and a Suboxone prescription.