Host Farai Chideya speaks with science-fiction writer and Hugo Award nominee Nnedi Okorafor about diversity in the genre.
In Bill Broun's dystopian Night of the Animals, zoo-bound creatures ask the main character to let them out. "It's a kind of fulcrum between the old world and a kind of liberating cataclysm," he says.
A Singapore chef is the first street vendor to earn a Michelin star. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michelin Guides' International Director Michael Ellis about Chef Hin Meng's cheap culinary delights.
On 8/21/41, the movie "Sun Valley Serenade" had its world premiere and featured the song, "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Playwright Murray Horwitz tells NPR's Scott Simon why the song became a monster hit.
Veronica Roth is the best-selling author of "Divergent." For our "Next Chapter" series, she talks about a relationship that consumed her life and how she finally left it behind.
Mary Robinette Kowal's new book imagines a version of World War I where mediums serve in the British Army, and newly dead soldiers are vital sources of information about what's happening at the front.