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March 18, 2016 Comment

New Book Explores The Life Of The Founder Of The Civil War Irish Brigade

“The Immortal Irishman” is about Thomas Meagher, whose Irish Brigade was one of the fiercest fighting units in the Union Army.

March 17, 2016 4 Comments

Reimagine Your Life At Work

Only one in three employees in the U.S. say they’re “engaged” with their work. A new book helps readers seek purpose in their jobs.

March 11, 2016 10 Comments

The Replacements Straddled Line Between Fame And Failure

“Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements” shines light on the tortured past of the band members.

March 11, 2016 13 Comments

Are Degrees From Elite Colleges Really A Ticket To Success?

Frank Bruni discusses his book, “Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.”

March 10, 2016 2 Comments

Novel Takes On Tough Topic Of Child Abduction

Kate Hamer’s acclaimed debut novel “The Girl in the Red Coat” tells the story from the perspective of both the child and mother.

March 8, 2016 6 Comments

Two Years On, Still No Answers On Missing Malaysian Plane

On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stopped communicating with air traffic control. It then disappeared.

March 7, 2016 Comment

Remembering Pat Conroy, Who Mined Fiction From Family History

We revisit our 2013 conversation with the author of books including “The Great Santini” and “The Prince of Tides.” He died Friday.

March 4, 2016 4 Comments

A ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Book For Grown-Ups

The 20- and 30-somethings who grew up with the books now have a new way to play: “Choose Your Own Misery: The Office Adventure.”

February 23, 2016 2 Comments

A Shared History Brings Difficult Truths, New Connections

A Tennessee author who wrote about her family’s slave-owning past recently met one of those slaves’ descendants.

February 22, 2016 2 Comments

Young Doctor Pens Memoir Before His Death

Between his diagnosis and his death, Dr. Paul Kalanithi turned to writing about his life. We speak with his widow, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi.

February 22, 2016 39 Comments

Biographer Charts Donald Trump’s Ambition, Fame And Candidacy

Michael D’Antonio, author of “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success,” discusses Trump’s life and career.

February 19, 2016 7 Comments

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Author Harper Lee Has Died At 89

The elusive author’s novel, with its child’s-eye view of racial injustice, became an enduring best-seller and classic film.

February 17, 2016 5 Comments

‘Cabaret’ Legend Joel Grey Talks About Life On Stage And Off

The actor best known for playing the Master of Ceremonies in the Broadway hit and film is out with a memoir.

February 12, 2016 7 Comments

The Poetry That Led To A Death Sentence In Saudi Arabia

After international outcry, the sentence for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh was reduced to prison time and lashes.

February 5, 2016 3 Comments

‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’ Takes An Undead Spin On Jane Austen

As the movie hits theaters, we revisit our conversation with Seth Grahame-Smith, who penned the book the movie is based on.

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 22, 2016 10 Comments

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Says Internet Often Falls Short On Its Promise

Andrew Keen argues that the Internet often hurts the middle class, artists and small businesses.

January 15, 2016 24 Comments

’13 Hours’ Seeks To Shed New Light On Benghazi Attacks

Mitchell Zuckoff, author of the book behind the new film, discusses what happened that day in September 2012.

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.

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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.