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Sex, Death And Revolution (A Little Long-Winded) In 'Thus Bad Begins'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 6:00am

Javier Marias' new novel is, on the surface, a low-stakes spy story about a young man, his older mentor and a dysfunctional marriage. But really, it's about the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath.

Terry MdDonell On Editing: The Way A Doctor Might Treat A Patient

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

Terry McDonell has worked with literary greats Hunter Thompson, Richard Ford, George Plimpton and many more. He reflects on that work in a new book about the art of working with writers.

Editor Terry McDonnell Doctors Stories In 'Accidental Life'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

Terry McDonell has worked with literary greats Hunter Thompson, Richard Ford, George Plimpton and many more. He reflects on that work in a new book about the art of working with writers.

A Monarch Balances Personal And Royal Demands In 'The Crown'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

Netflix debuts its newest prestige series, a period drama that, over six seasons, will trace the life of Queen Elizabeth, from her wedding in 1947 to the present.

'Late Show' Host Stephen Colbert Says He's Finally Found His Post-'Report' Voice

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:02pm

The comic initially avoided joking about politics on The Late Show for fear that he would fall into his Colbert Report persona. He says, "Now, I have no qualms about being sharp and satirical."

Coming To Terms With A Bloody Past In 'Pull Me Under'

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 6:00am

In Kelly Luce's new novel, a woman who calls her heart "the black organ" must return to the home she left long ago and the father she no longer speaks to, in order to confront her troubled past.

A Girl Spreads Her Wings In 'Eagle Huntress'

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

A documentary about a teenager who breaks a 2,000-year-old Mongolian tradition is so satisfying it makes you feel good about feeling good. says Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan.

In An Israeli Prison, Two Palestinians Found A Future: A Food Truck

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

The food truck craze has reached the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Two Palestinians who met in an Israeli prison are running one. They learned to cook while working in the prison canteen.

Children's Book Author Natalie Babbitt Dies At 84

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 3:40pm

Natalie Babbitt died Monday at her home in Connecticut at age 84. She was a writer who never talked down to the children she wrote for. That included covering big concepts like death.

Donald Glover Challenges Stereotypes About Rappers In 'Atlanta'

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 12:51pm

Glover created, co-writes and stars in the FX series Atlanta, a hybrid of comedy and drama set on the fringes of the city's hip-hop scene. He has also recorded music under the name Childish Gambino.

Volume 3 Of Eleanor Roosevelt Biography Chronicles The Rise Of An Activist

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 12:51pm

Feminist historian Blanche Wiesen Cook published the first volume of her biography of Roosevelt in 1992. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the newly released final volume is exhausting and exhilarating.

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