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January 24th, 2020


Latinx writers and critics are speaking out against Jeanine Cummins' new book American Dirt, calling its depiction of the migrant experience inauthentic and harmful. We asked Cummins to respond.
Author: Rachel Martin
Posted: January 24, 2020, 10:17 am
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to author Jeanine Cummins, who responds to criticism from Latino writers who say her new novel — American Dirt — is not an accurate portrayal of the migrant experience.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 10:17 am
Profs. Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan asked more than 150 undergrads about their sex lives — what they wanted out of sex, how troubling encounters unfolded, and how misunderstandings led to assault.
Author: Ailsa Chang
Posted: January 23, 2020, 6:29 pm
Wash. Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker discuss presidential rages, erratic decision-making and other troubling tendencies of the Trump presidency. Their new book is A Very Stable Genius.
Author: Dave Davies
Posted: January 22, 2020, 6:25 pm
We explore what the early 1980s terrorist group May 19th tells us about domestic terror today.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 4:40 pm
Oy vey! Mensches have been speaking Yiddish for over a thousand years.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 4:06 pm
Emma Copley Eisenberg's book offers a deep-dive into rural Appalachia — and digs into questions of how misogyny and bias can take root inside a community — as she tracks a double murder.
Author: Rachel Veroff
Posted: January 21, 2020, 5:13 pm
Gibson's new novel is a sequel to 2014's The Peripheral, jumping back and forth in time as investigators, military contractors and killers chase down a rogue AI, and tensions flare in the Middle East.
Author: Jason Sheehan
Posted: January 21, 2020, 12:00 pm
Bryan Stevenson built a museum and monument in Alabama dedicated to slavery and its legacy. "We need to create institutions in this country that motivate more people to say 'Never again,' " he says.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: January 20, 2020, 2:00 pm
Tiffany Tsao's novel explores the dark secrets of the wealthy Chinese-Indonesian Sulinado family, who fall victim to one of their own when daughter Estella poisons the entire clan at a family dinner.
Author: Swapna Krishna
Posted: January 20, 2020, 12:00 pm