The relics of African-American families help tell the story of America, the Smithsonian says. Museum experts are traveling the country to help identify and care for items of cultural significance.
In a new PBS documentary series, Burns turns his lens to Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and how each triumphed over adversity.
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A 14-hour biography of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Delano starts Sunday. Actors including Paul Giamatti and Meryl Streep put on Emmy-worthy vocal performances reading from an Emmy-worthy script.
Jon Stewart's Rosewater is the highest-profile project we saw on our sixth day in Toronto.
Also: Ursula K. Le Guin and Louise Erdrich will receive lifetime achievement awards; Judge Judy is giving away her new book for free.
Eimear McBride's debut uses fractured poetry to tell the story of a young girl trying to drown mental anguish with physical pain. Critic Heller McAlpin calls it devastating and ferociously original.
It's a cliche at this point to talk about how incredibly prolific Joyce Carol Oates is; critic Alan Cheuse says it's not the quantity but the quality — and her latest story collection is wonderful.
As FX's popular drama begins its seventh and final season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show works because it balances melodrama with bullets and biker gangs.
Patrimony is a nonfiction account — almost a diary — that Roth wrote about the last years of his father's life. Author Ben Dolnick calls it one of Roth's best and most surprising books.
Fine performances in films based on real events lead our coverage of our fifth day at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Read an exclusive excerpt of Caitlin Moran's rollicking new autobiographical novel about a girl who, after a terrible embarrassment, reinvents herself as a hard-drinking, wild-living music critic.
Robert Jackson Bennett's new novel starts slowly, but blossoms into a richly imagined fantasy world in which the banned gods of a conquered city may not be so far gone after all.
Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."
In her new children's book, Firebird, Copeland seeks to inspire other young African-American dancers. "It's hard to be the one that stands out," she says.
Perfidia is a sprawling novel that takes place in 1940s LA. There are Pearl Harbor, internment camps, schemes within schemes. Ellroy weaves an epic tale that evokes an ugly time and an awful place.
Avert your eyes, vegetarians, because for this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the infamous new sandwich from Arby's: The Meat Mountain.
The British drama depicts remarkable characters, including an angry teenager who meets two father figures behind bars. It's a prison film that's shattering beyond physical violence.
In So We Read On, Maureen Corrigan looks at the story behind The Great Gatsby, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's life to the the era in which it's set. She says it's her favorite novel, but it wasn't always.
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