Literature | Apr 13, 2014
Author and illustrator Maira Kalman latest book, Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything, is a whimsical and hypnotic look into one Founding Father's life and accomplishments. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Apr 06, 2014
A handful of things to do for National Poetry Month. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Mar 26, 2014
In response to Joanna Walsh's #readwomenin2014 campaign, choose one of these books by 10 Bay Area authors to read next. By Rick Kleffel
Literature | Feb 15, 2014
The birds and bees are back at it, so why not you? Check out this selection of racy tomes with suggestions on romantic local spots in which to read them. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Event | Jan 16, 2014
New documentary chronicles the struggles women faced to play the instruments they loved. By Jonathan Curiel
Book Review | Jan 13, 2014
Award-winning and best-selling comic novelist Gary Shteyngart explores the often cruel humor in the American immigrant experience. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Jan 12, 2014
There's plenty of cruelty in the British songwriter's book, but he's unreservedly bighearted toward his favorite films, actors, TV shows and music, and he rhapsodizes over one LGBT icon after the other. By Barry Walters
Literature | Jan 11, 2014
Saturday Night Live recently announced that they were hiring Sasheer Zamata, the first black woman to join the cast in six years. Author Danielle Evans recommends a book that can give readers an idea of how Zamata might feel: Get Down, a short story collection by Asali Solomon. By Danielle Evans
Literature | Dec 18, 2013
Six gifts book lovers are sure to adore. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Dec 10, 2013
The ten best mind bending reads of the year. By Rick Kleffel
Pitching great Pedro Martinez, who helped end the Boston Red Sox World Series drought, talks about his new memoir Pedro.
Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that's raising our pork chops.
Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who selected the book, tells NPR's David Greene that Kate Atkinson is "one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next."
The Red-Headed Stranger has a new memoir out, titled It's A Long Story. On a tour bus in Thackerville, Okla., Nelson explains to NPR's David Greene why no one can tell him what to do.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.