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June 8, 2016 11 Comments

How 1968 Defined The Political Fault Lines That Divide America Today

Riots, assassinations and protests against the Vietnam War all affected that year’s presidential election.

June 3, 2016 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, “Every Exquisite Thing,” this week.

May 31, 2016 Comment

Author Jojo Moyes Takes ‘Me Before You’ From Page To Screen

The 2012 romantic novel sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The book’s film adaptation opens in theaters this week.

May 30, 2016 Comment

From The Sugar Cane Plantation To The International Swimming Stage

We revisit our conversation with author Julie Checkoway about her book “The Three Year Swim Club.”

May 30, 2016 Comment

New Richard Russo Novel, ‘Everybody's Fool,’ Examines The State Of The Working Class

The Pulitzer Prize winning author’s new book, “Everybody’s Fool,” is a sequel to his 1993 novel “Nobody’s Fool.”

May 26, 2016 Comment

Poet And Author Remembers The Life And Works Of Wallace Stevens

A new biography of Stevens examines the roiling internal life that led to some of the poet’s best known works.

May 23, 2016 4 Comments

Remembering A Pioneer In The World Of Adventure Skiing

Doug Coombs tragically died in an accident on a mountain in France while he was trying to rescue a friend and fellow skier.

May 19, 2016 3 Comments

Michael Phelps' Coach On How To Set Goals – And Achieve Them

Bob Bowman’s new book is “The Golden Rules: 10 Steps to World-Class Excellence in Your Life and Work.”

May 12, 2016 2 Comments

‘Quiet’ Author Takes Message To Young People

Author Susan Cain’s new book highlights the power of introverted youth.

May 11, 2016 Comment

Marking The 400th Anniversary Of Cervantes’ Death

His most famous work, Don Quixote, still holds its title as one of the most read books in the world.

April 25, 2016 15 Comments

New Book Takes In-Depth Look At Deadly Yarnell Fire

Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed in the wildfire, the largest single-day loss of firefighters since 9/11.

April 25, 2016 Comment

The Dark And Weird Inspiration For Some Of Our Most Beloved Fairy Tales

Giambattista Basile’s writing predates even the Brothers Grimm, and the tales are stranger than the versions we are used to.

April 20, 2016 Comment

Reimagining ‘Jane Eyre’ With Korean-American Author Patricia Park

Tomorrow marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Bronte, author of the much loved book “Jane Eyre.”

April 5, 2016 5 Comments

‘Security Mom’ Juliette Kayyem On Keeping The Home(land) Safe

Former Undersecretary of Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem discusses how individuals are affected by — and can bounce back from — national disasters.

April 1, 2016 Comment

Race, Sign Language At Center Of Debut Novel ‘We Love You, Charlie Freeman’

Kaitlyn Greenidge’s acclaimed novel tells the story of an unusual scientific experiment and an African-American family.

March 28, 2016 5 Comments

Inside The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust

How did Beanie Babies go from $5 plush toys to collectibles valued at thousands and then worthless dust catchers?

March 28, 2016 Comment

‘Brooklyn’ Author Colm Tóibín On Writing And Yeats

One of today’s most celebrated Irish novelists discusses his own work and the violence in the poetry of W. B. Yeats.

March 24, 2016 3 Comments

The Evolution Of The White House Spin Machine

David Greenberg chronicles how the spin machine began in the era of Teddy Roosevelt, but has grown and changed over the past century.

March 24, 2016 8 Comments

New Novel, ’13 Ways Of Looking At A Fat Girl,’ Confronts Body Image

Mona Awad’s new book tells the story of Lizzie, a young woman obsessed by how she looks and how much she weighs.

March 22, 2016 34 Comments

Getting Emotions ‘Switched On’ After Decades Of Asperger's

In his new book, John Elder Robison discusses the innovative brain therapy that dramatically changed his life and mind.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.