Book Review | May 20, 2013
The activist and playwright takes readers on a journey to near-death and back, following her work in the Congo and her own battle with cancer in her poetic memoir In the Body of the World. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Book Review | May 05, 2013
A story of one woman's obsession with her cat's whereabouts, beautifully illustrated by real-life partner Wendy MacNaughton. By Kristin Farr
Book Review | Apr 22, 2013
A new memoir by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is an urgent, moving, and insightful break-up with the city of San Francisco. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
The Writers' Block | Mar 18, 2013
The Writers' Block is evolving into something new! But, before we get to where we're going, let's take a look back at where we've been. Jennifer Egan reads from her 2011 Pultizer Prize winning novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad. By Jennifer Egan
The Writers' Block | Mar 04, 2013
The Writers' Block is evolving into something new! But, before we get to where we're going, let's take a look back at where we've been. The one and only David Sedaris reads "Author, Author?," a story about the joys of book tours, giant boxes of condoms, and Costco. By David Sedaris
The Writers' Block | Feb 18, 2013
The Writers' Block is evolving into something new! But, before we get to where we're going, let's take a look back at where we've been. Patti Smith takes us on a trip to '60s New York with a reading from Just Kids! By Patti Smith
Literature | Feb 14, 2013
Shoppers and booksellers share the books that have shaped their romantic lives. Share your photos and stories by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org! By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Book Review | Feb 12, 2013
Thomas Christensen's book covering a single year in history is beautiful to look at, pleasant to read, and filled with tantalizing details about The World in Motion. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Book Review | Feb 11, 2013
Notable art books for your bedside table or coffee table include a survey of Banksy's career, photographs of balletic bullfighting, life lessons from Ai Weiwei, and a collection of testaments to the lasting influence of Andy Warhol. By Kristin Farr
The Writers' Block | Feb 05, 2013
The Writers' Block is evolving into something new! But, before we get to where we're going, let's take a look back at where we've been. In light of Baltimore's Super Bowl win, it makes sense to kick things off with John Waters! By John Waters
Matching long johns. Kick lines in skis. Peeing on Santa's lap. Every family has these cringe-worthy moments, immortalized on film, that embody the particularly joyous brand of awkward that the holidays bring. And thanks to Mike Bender, co-author of Awkward Family Holiday Photos, the rest of us can rubberneck.
South Africa's Mponeng gold mine is a 2.5-mile-deep network of chutes and tunnels that employs about 4,000 miners. Of course, that number doesn't include the miners who wander its tunnels clandestinely, stealing and refining ore. In a new book, journalist Matthew Hart investigates why gold and crime sometimes go hand in hand.
The hitter had a swing so pure and flawless that Mickey Mantle would watch him take batting practice. But he was also a tormented soul who hurt a lot of people, including himself. Ben Bradlee Jr. delivers a deeply personal account of Williams' life in The Kid.
Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to writer Yuval Levin about the origins of the American political right and left. In his new book The Great Debate, Levin traces the birth of the left/right divide to the views of two men: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine.
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