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January 11, 2016 7 Comments

Anger In America Has Long History

The author of a book about the Salem witch trials of the 17th century says hatred of the so-called “other” dates back to the Puritans.

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.”

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 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 4, 2015 6 Comments

Strategies For Women Balancing Family And Career

Families with two working parents are better off economically, but trying to juggle life and work is stressful – especially for mothers.

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 24, 2015 2 Comments

‘Welcome To Night Vale’ Goes From Podcast To Page

The popular podcast, presented as a radio broadcast from a weird desert town, has been adapted into a new novel.

November 18, 2015 Comment

Succeeding By ‘Thinking Like The Enemy’

“Red teaming” is a concept used by the CIA, the military and some corporations to assess their vulnerabilities.

November 18, 2015 6 Comments

Burt Reynolds Looks Back On His Life And Career In New Memoir

As the title “But Enough About Me” implies, the book also contains many of his memories about people he’s met along the way.

November 18, 2015 16 Comments

Researchers: 1.5 Million U.S. Families Living On $2 A Day

Where do these families live? How did they get so poor? Two researchers explore the answers in a new book.

November 17, 2015 8 Comments

Timbaland Reflects On His Music Career In ‘Emperor Of Sound’

For two decades now, Timbaland has been producing some of music’s biggest stars, including Missy Elliot and Jay-Z.

November 10, 2015 2 Comments

Paul Gambaccini: A Year Under Police Scrutiny

The popular BBC personality chronicles his year in limbo after being falsely accused in a sex abuse scandal.

November 4, 2015 14 Comments

The True Story Of Winnie The Pooh And Her Pal, Christopher Robin

In 1914, a Canadian veterinarian bought a bear cub from a trapper for $20. He took the bear, named Winnie for his native Winnipeg, and headed to England with his regiment to train for WWI.

October 30, 2015 49 Comments

How Ghost Tours Often Exploit African-American History

Historian Tiya Miles’ new book “Tales from the Haunted South” takes a hard look at Southern ghost tours.

October 30, 2015 Comment

The Quest For A Two-Hour Marathon Time

The current world record is 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds, but a new book argues a faster marathon could happen in the future.

October 26, 2015 5 Comments

From Sugar Cane Plantation Kids To Swimming Champions

Julie Checkoway’s new book tells the true story of a group of students whose teacher challenged them to become Olympians.

October 22, 2015 Comment

Diana Nyad, In Her 60s, Keeps Making Swimming History

The swimming legend talks about her competitive drive and personal hurdles in her new memoir “Find A Way.”

October 16, 2015 8 Comments

Shea Serrano’s ‘The Rap Year Book’ Is A History Of Rap

The Grantland writer has deconstructed the most important rap songs from 1979 to 2014 in a new illustrated book.

October 13, 2015 23 Comments

How Alcohol Has Shaped American History

Susan Cheever writes about America’s long relationship with alcohol in “Drinking In America: Our Secret History.”

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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.