Last Build Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Cass Sunstein about his new book, #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. He says democracy needs people to come across a variety of viewpoints, and much of social media limits that exposure.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island about his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:51:00 -0500The protagonist of Sebastian Barry's new novel is conscripted right off the boat as the price of American citizenship. Eventually he finds love and companionship with one of his fellow soldiers.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:51:00 -0500Author Mary Graham discusses the confidences that presidents keep. When it comes to President Trump, she says: "I think we're seeing that it's not possible to keep policies secret in the digital age."
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500Elan Mastai grew up fascinated by the 1950s sci-fi books. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his novel All Our Wrong Todays that imagines a world with jet packs and flying cars.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500The country's military dictatorship ended decades ago, but author Mariana Enriquez says there's still "a ghostly quality to everyday life" there.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:25:00 -0500Tom Rosenstiel — head of the American Press Institute — has written a novel about a political fixer who gets the biggest job of his career: Sanitizing a controversial Supreme Court nominee.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:05:00 -0500These days, you're more likely to come across the concept of a Rorschach test in a cultural context than a clinical one. In a new book, author Damion Searls traces the history of the famous inkblots.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:01:00 -0500The British author talked to NPR about The Book of Dust, his return to the world of Lyra Belacqua and armored bears, the first volume of which will be published in October.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:01:00 -0500Research suggests that college students are not having more sex than their parents were a generation ago. But sociologist Lisa Wade says the culture around sex has changed dramatically.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:36:23 -0500Consumers have grown accustomed to the idea of online retailers collecting information about them, but author Joseph Turow says that now physical stores are doing it too.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:00:03 -0500Author Neil Gaiman first encountered the Norse gods in the pages of old Marvel Comics reprints, when he was 6 years old. Now, he's written his own versions of these ancient tales of gods and monsters.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 04:31:00 -0500Have you ever struggled with how to be there for a friend in pain? If so, you're not alone. Illustrator Emily McDowell says her new book is a "guide for how to show up ... after you've sent the card."
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:45:19 -0500Yewande Omotoso's new novel follows two South African widows in their 80s: Hortensia is black, Marion is white and both are set in their ways.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:23:00 -0500Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim became Twitter-famous with his tweets about faith and mindfulness. His book, a compilation of tweets, went viral in South Korea, and the American edition is out now.