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Kevin Young's new book of poetry, Brown, is colored by memories from his family and childhood, U.S. history and black culture.
Author: Karen Grigsby Bates
Posted: April 26, 2018, 3:00 pm
Cosmonauts Abram and Myshka have traveled the universe and gained superpowers — but in Eternity, they face a new challenge: Parenthood. (And an epic conflict over the destiny of their super-kid.)
Author: Etelka Lehoczky
Posted: April 26, 2018, 11:00 am
Alisa Roth's new book suggests U.S. jails and prisons have become warehouses for the mentally ill. They often get sicker in these facilities, Roth says, because they don't get appropriate treatment.
Author: Ailsa Chang
Posted: April 25, 2018, 8:56 pm
Author Kathleen Belew says that as America's disparate racist groups came together in the 1970s and '80s, the movement's goal shifted from one of "vigilante activism" to something more wide-reaching.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: April 25, 2018, 5:39 pm
Curtis Sittenfeld's new collection gives sustained, compassionate attention to the inner lives of women — middle-aged, middle-American, moms — who are often dismissed and devalued in fiction.
Author: Annalisa Quinn
Posted: April 25, 2018, 12:44 pm
The second season of Hulu's Emmy-winning series returns on Wednesday, more consumed than ever with the effects of not only living with violence, but anticipating it unendingly.
Author: Linda Holmes
Posted: April 25, 2018, 9:00 am
Poet Kevin Young's new book is titled Brown. Using everything from elementary school to baseball to R&B music, Young examines race and culture through poems.
Author: Karen Grigsby Bates
Posted: April 25, 2018, 8:54 am
Allan Monga of Portland, Maine recently won the right to compete in the national Poetry Out Loud festival. He was initially barred because he's an asylum seeker and not a U.S. citizen.
Author: Ari Shapiro
Posted: April 24, 2018, 10:05 pm
In 1993, Wagner saw a computer-generated face on Time magazine that reminded her a lot of her own. The journalist searches for answers about her own ancestry in her new book, Futureface.
Author: Ailsa Chang
Posted: April 24, 2018, 8:56 pm
Pius IX became head of the Catholic church in 1846 and instituted the doctrine of Papal infallibility. Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Kertzer says his exile led to the emergence of modern Italy.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: April 24, 2018, 6:20 pm
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