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'Bullies', A Story Of Friendship, Booze And Brawls In An Oakland Biker Bar

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:17pm

Alex Abramovich was in his 30s when he looked up a guy who had bullied him in grade school. In his new memoir, Abramovich writes about reconnecting with Trevor, now the head of a motorcycle club.

'What Is Not Yours' Is Flawless

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 6:00am

Helen Oyeyemi's new story collection has all the sly humor, gorgeous writing and magical characterization as her novels. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a dreamy, spellbinding masterpiece.

New TV Drama Recounts Heroic Escapes On The Underground Railroad

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:08am

The multi-layered thriller follows a group of enslaved people as they escape a Georgia plantation. Co-creator Joe Pokaski says the Underground Railroad may be America's "most heroic story never told."

Meet Alphonse Bertillon, The Man Behind The Modern Mug Shot

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 5:21pm

French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon wasn't the first to introduce mug shots to police, but he standardized how they were taken and added the profile shot to zero in on a suspect's unique features.

James Corden Conquers YouTube With 'Carpool Karaoke'

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:51pm

The British comedian and Late Late Show host hit big with his star-studded carpool singalong videos. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Corden about how it all started — and singing with Justin Bieber.

An Addict, Now Clean, Discusses Needle Exchanges And 'Hope After Heroin'

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 1:39pm

At the height of her addiction to heroin, Tracey Helton Mitchell lived in an alley and sold her body. Now she works as an addiction specialist helping others. Her new memoir is The Big Fix.

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