Tassler has helmed the most-watched broadcast network's drama, comedy and late-night offerings since 2004. It's a surprising development at a network known for executive stability.
Karr discusses the faults of memory, the challenges of writing about loved ones and the pain of deleting 1,200 pages because "there was something untrue about them." Her new book is The Art of Memoir.
Nicaragua's civil war and dictatorship exacerbated social problems and economic disparity. But the richest and the poorest eat vigorón, a hearty dish of yucca and pork, side by side.
Author and screenwriter Richard Russo has selected our third book — a new novel by Lauren Groff. Fates and Furies chronicles a marriage over 24 years. Russo calls it "an incredibly ambitious work."
Juan Felipe Herrera is the child of Mexican migrant farm workers. He says, "I had a mother [who] sang and told stories and loved poetry, even though she only went to third grade."
The first women auditioned for the Harvard musical theater group, Hasty Pudding, this weekend, which has never had a female member in the troop.
In Operation Troy, author Scott Shane details the life, death and influence of Anwar al-Awlaki. "His status as a martyr has given his message even greater authority," Shane says of the propagandist.
Critic Heller McApin calls Valeria Luiselli's novel a "philosophical funhouse" that melds the story of a charming auctioneer with meditations on the value of objects and the power of story.
The city at the center of Patrick Wensink's novel may be one of "America's Boringest," but critic Jason Heller says it makes a great setting for this "overstuffed buffet of a book."
Oates grew up on a farm in upstate New York. In The Lost Landscape, she describes how her parents, her grandmother, and her school experiences made her into the writer she is today.
Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells are best friends and British actresses — who also happen to play best friends and British actresses on TV. In Doll & Em, the meta experiment gets a bit out of hand.
Michael W. Clune spent much of his childhood alone — just him and his 8-bit computer. But, as he writes in his new memoir, playing text adventures and role-playing games helped prepare him for life.
Three days and 13 films in, we've got the good word on Matt Damon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Helen Mirren, and lots more.
In Lauren Groff's new book, Fates and Furies, a marriage unfolds over many decades, from the husband's perspective, then the wife's. Groff talks about a marriage under the microscope.
Nathaniel Mackey's book Blue Fasa has been described as metaphysical and mythological. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with poet Douglas Kearney about the lure of Mackey's words.
For many photojournalists, Instagram has become a "modern-day Polaroid camera" used to take quick snapshots of important issues — and visual media giants have taken notice.
Each of the ten narrators in Ceridwen Dovey's new book is an animal affected by human warfare. Critic Michael Schaub says the book lacks the imagination it would need to pull off its high concept.
In symbolic hope for a sweet new year, many Jews will mark the start of Rosh Hashanah with honey cake. The cake is sentimental, but not always beloved. Here, a delectable update to the ancient recipe.
The singer's life has played out like a country song: leaving an abusive father, living in a car, barely scraping by. Her big break came, of all places, at a cafe that was going out of business.
Five years after her popular debut book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, the actress, producer and writer is back with more essays — and a reminder that she's not the same Mindy she plays on TV.