Last Build Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:14 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:14 -0500Mark O'Connell's new book is a lucid, soulful look at the transhumanist movement — a group who believe that direct interface between humans and machines is the only way forward for our species.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:23:00 -0500Tressie McMillan Cottom delves into the hopes and dreams of students outside the traditional college path.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:03:00 -0500When authors portray a culture that's not their own, inadvertent errors can be offensive. Some writers are turning to "sensitivity readers" who will look for details that don't ring true.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:52:00 -0500National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to document every captive animal species in the world. He talks about getting an arctic fox to hold still, and Photoshopping out poop.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:40 -0500Writer Alia Malek's new book is The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria. She talks about why she chose to tell the story of Syria through her grandmother's apartment in Damascus.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:39 -0500In Angie Thomas' novel, Starr Carter lives in a gang-ravaged area and goes to a school where she's one of only a few black students. She talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her book The Hate U Give.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500Scott Simon remembers Irish writer, broadcaster and critic Frank Delaney, who died this week at age 74.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Lionel Shriver about her outspoken views on cultural appropriation and what she feels is oversensitivity of the left.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Rowan Hisayo Buchanan about her debut novel, Harmless Like You, a story of how we inherit pain from our parents, and inevitably pass it to our descendants.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500Yiyun Li's first book of nonfiction is an unusual memoir — one that examines her depression and suicidal thoughts by drifting through her memories and thoughts on literature.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:48:00 -0500Sold in supermarkets for just 25 cents, these inexpensive picture books — with cheerful illustrations and golden spines — were designed to democratize the children's book market.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500From its origins as a happy accident 10,000 years ago, to its role as the centerpiece of a school "rebellion," the tabletop staple has had quite a life. A new book tells the story.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00:13 -0500As part of our occasional series on storytelling in video games, we're looking at a game where the story fails: Shadow of Mordor, which won awards for its gameplay, but lacks a compelling narrative.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:21 -0500David Grossman's unsettling new novel takes place over the course of a two-hour comedy set, as what seems like just a bad performance evolves into something truly strange, painful and urgent.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:00:21 -0500Stephen O'Shea's quirky travelogue is packed with facts and history, but it's marred by a few odd choices — for example, why visit the famed skiing town of Val d'Isère at the height of summer?