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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:27:00 -0400Author Booki Vivat takes a hilarious look at middle school in her debut novel, Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom. The book is full of Vivat's incredible doodles of Abbie Wu who thinks, "Nothing good happens in the Middles." We'll find out if she's doomed.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:23:00 -0400Journalist Beth Macy talks about George and Willie Muse, black albino brothers who were born in the Jim Crow South and were forced to become circus freaks. Her new book, Truevine, retells their story.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:24:00 -0400Author and law professor Tim Wu says much of the "free" content on the Web comes at a price to users, who are subjected to ads that are targeted specifically at them and increasingly hard to ignore.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400For years, black children around Roanoke, Va., heard the cautionary tale of Willie and George Muse, African American albino brothers who were kidnapped and forced to perform in a series of circuses.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:26:00 -0400Mark Slouka's new memoir Nobody's Son. It chronicles his family's life in Communist Czechoslovakia, their immigration to Pennsylvania and his difficult relationship with his troubled mother.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:49:35 -0400NPR's Scott Simon talks to music critic David Hajdu about his new book, "Love For Sale," in which he chronicles the 100-plus year history of American pop music.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:49:35 -0400NPR's Scott Simon speaks with writer Robert Strauss about his new book, "Worst. President. Ever." Strauss looks at James Buchanan's time in office and argues he led the country to demise.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:34:00 -0400Woodson won the National Book Award for young people's literature in 2014 for her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, and is a finalist for another NBA this year. Originally broadcast Dec. 20, 2014.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:44:00 -0400A teenager faces an unplanned pregnancy in this debut novel by Brit Bennett. The 26-year-old author says people don't necessarily ask themselves: What would I do if I were in this situation?
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:40:00 -0400The actress became famous for her role in TV's Empire, but the road to Cookie wasn't easy. In her new memoir, Around the Way Girl, Henson shares stories of pushing her way to the top.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:21:00 -0400V Street, the new cookbook by married chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, features recipes inspired by global street food. Jacoby says the right techniques can coax "amazing flavor" out of vegetables.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:44:00 -0400The nearly 80-year-old artist has written a book called A History of Pictures. It's chock-full of art he has loved looking at and includes one painter he credits with inventing Hollywood lighting.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:32:00 -0400Why are so many ghosts unmarried women? And why doesn't Richmond, Va., have ghost stories about slavery? Writer Colin Dickey explores all that and more in a new book called Ghostland.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:22:00 -0400Author John Hudak says federal law makes it hard to prove the medicinal value of marijuana. "As a Schedule 1 drug, it is very difficult to do research on the plant," he explains.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:50:59 -0400Safran Foer's new novel, Here I Am, is told from the points of view of different members of a Jewish family. He says it's about things falling apart — but also about "people trying to mend things."