Hip-hop has been many things in its half century of existence, and "suitable for children" probably isn't what immediately comes to mind. But one book challenges that perception.
Friday on Political Rewind: Mary Rodgers grew up among some of Broadway's biggest names, from Sondheim to Bernstein. Her father was one half of Rodgers and Hammerstein. We sit down with New York Times theater critic Jesse Green to discuss Rodgers' autobiography, Shy.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: We revisit our conversation with writer Frank Bruni. His book, The Beauty of Dusk, details how his life was changed by a stroke that left him blind in one eye. Bruni imparts a hope-filled message on how to change your perspective during dark times.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: In the aftermath of the Jan. 6th committee's unprecedented decision to refer former President Trump to criminal charges, we take a step back to look at the origins of our democracy. Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff joins us to discuss Samuel Adams' vision for our country.
Thursday on Political Rewind: We take a break from political news to speak with longtime New York Times journalist Frank Bruni. He's served as White House correspondent, Rome bureau chief, restaurant critic and opinion writer. His new book, The Beauty of Dusk is about how his life was transformed by a stroke that left him permanently blind in one eye. It is a piercing look at how he gained a new understanding of how to face our own traumas and afflictions
Monday on Political Rewind: We revisit our conversation with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers on her debut novel The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois. It is a big-hearted epic leading us through the generational history of an African American family with deep roots in Georgia. Jeffers, a National Book Award-nominated poet, tells the story through rich characters and their family ties; from Creek Indian ancestors, through the wrenching years of slavery and to their eventual emergence as members of the Black professional class.
When Stars Are Scattered is the story of Omar Mohamed's years at a refugee camp in Kenya. He cared for his brother and found the courage to dream big. The book was a National Book Awards finalist.
A league of unfortunate writers had their books come out in the height of the coronavirus crisis — there are even several online support groups for authors who published mid-pandemic.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn't looking to be president. She's looking for change, she tells NPR, which happens when we talk about our stories — from sexual harassment to child care troubles.
Thursday on Political Rewind: In his early days in office, President Biden has put coping with climate change near the top of his agenda. But New York Times best-selling author David Pogue doesn’t want us to wait for government fixes.
In his new book How To Prepare For Climate Change, Pogue tells us it’s time we learn to adapt to forces of nature that will continue to dramatically alter life as we know it.
Author Grace Elizabeth Hale joined Virginia Prescott for one of the Atlanta History Center’s virtual author talks. Her new book, Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia Launched Alternative Music And Changed American Culture, documents the rise of the small Georgia town as a “new kind of American bohemia,” exploring the factors and the artists that made it possible. Hear their conversation about the rise of bands like R.E.M., The B-52's and Pylon, and how the Athens scene that they established offered an alternative option for Southerners who didn't fit the mold of the mainstream.
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Mary Beth Keane’s 2019 novel Ask Again, Yes was an instant New York Times bestseller, and is now out on paperback. The book follows the families of two...
Author Sue Monk Kidd was raised in a conventionally Baptist family in Sylvester, Georgia. Her memoir, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter , follows her...
“The Squad” gets a lot of media attention, but they are just one part of the record number of women elected to Congress in 2018. In fact, it was the...