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January 5, 2016 Comment

Black And White Authors Examine Issues Of Race In America

“All American Boys” is a young adult novel that examines race and police violence from the perspectives of a black teen and a white teen.

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.”

January 4, 2016 3 Comments

Actor Rainn Wilson’s Memoir Explores His Spiritual Journey

He’s is known for playing Dwight Schrute on NBC’s “The Office,” but Rainn Wilson’s memoir shows him to be a kind of “anti-Dwight.”

January 1, 2016 Comment

Grieving Author Focuses Attention On Goshawk

Revisiting our conversation with Helen Macdonald, who decided to train a goshawk after her father’s sudden death, then wrote a book about it.

January 1, 2016 4 Comments

OK, I’m Cleaning Out My Clutter. What Do I Do First?

Marie Kondo has built a huge following in her native Japan with her “KonMari” method of organization. Here’s how to apply it in your life.

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 28, 2015 Comment

In 2015, Some Of The Best Writing Was Short

In looking back on her favorite reads from 2015, NPR arts correspondent Lynn Neary realized that many of them were short story collections.

December 25, 2015 Comment

A Korean Cooking Lesson For Christmas

In May, YouTube sensation Maangchi showed us how to make a kimchee pancake. Learn how to do it yourself in time for the holidays.

December 25, 2015 3 Comments

Jean Shepherd Beyond ‘A Christmas Story’

Revisiting our conversation with the author of a book about the radio host, who had an extensive career beyond many families’ favorite holiday movie.

December 24, 2015 Comment

Redheads In Fiction And Fact

After bizarre news of a ‘ginger terrorist’ in Britain, we revisit our conversation with the author of a book about redheads.

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 15, 2015 4 Comments

‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ Author Amir Aczel Dies At 65

The mathematician became an unlikely best-selling author when he published the book, which became the first of many attempting to explain the world of math to non-mathematicians.

December 15, 2015 12 Comments

Is What Used To Help Us Now Killing Us?

Dr. Lee Goldman argues that our bodies are still operating as they did centuries ago, leading to modern ills like obesity and depression.

December 14, 2015 2 Comments

New Book Documents Putin’s Rise To Power

Putin has ruled Russia for 15 years and there’s no sign his reign is going to end soon. A new book looks at his rise to power and the hold he has on the former Soviet Union.

December 7, 2015 24 Comments

The Vietnam War Divided The Country, But Music United The Troops

A new book explores the way Americans who served in the Vietnam War turned to music to cope. The co-authors join us.

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 27, 2015 Comment

Books To Give As Gifts This Year

If you’re looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Historic Hamilton-Burr Duel At Center Of New Book

John Sedgwick retraces the root of the conflict and uncovers personal correspondence his ancestor had with Hamilton before the fateful day.

November 25, 2015 3 Comments

Embracing Dark Humor With Jesse Eisenberg

He’s probably best known for his Oscar-nominated performance in “The Social Network,” but he also writes plays and short stories.

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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.