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'Roaring Wind' Examines Extreme Weather, And The Power Of Air

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:26pm

Biologist Bill Streever sailed from Texas to Guatemala while doing research for his new book, And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind. He says the wind was working against him "most of the time."

Snark Aside, Julie Klausner Says 'Difficult People' Is Inspired By Love

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:26pm

Klausner plays an unsuccessful comic who quips about celebrities in her Hulu series. She says that she and her co-star Billy Eichner bonded over their shared love of show business and pop culture.

At This Experimental Culinary Event, The Cutlery Is High Art

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 9:00am

Three Michelin-starred chefs will cook for 60 guests in a one-night voyage of vittles in California. We talked to an artist creating the virtuosic flatware for the event.

'Marlys' Collection Dips Back Into Lynda Barry's Sweet, Squirmy World

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 6:00am

Drawn & Quarterly has reissued a compilation of strips from Lynda Barry's Ernie Pook's Comeek, starring irrepressible eight-year-old Marlys Mullen. Barry's sweeping lines are instantly recognizable.

From Darkroom To Kitchen: A Time Capsule Of Recipes From 1970s Photographers

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 6:00am

Ansel Adams' poached eggs. William Eggleston's cheese grits casserole. Four decades after being hidden away in a museum, a collection of images and recipes from famed artists finally sees the light.

A Land In Limbo Hopes That Books Will Keep It Going

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Somaliland, a country that lacks official recognition, has a huge annual book fair. The emphasis on literature isn't just about culture. It's about identity and the economy, too.

Artists Use Humans As A Canvas At World Bodypainting Festival

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 3:29pm

As part of our series on unusual summer festivals, NPR travels to Austria for the World Bodypainting Festival, where artists use brushes, sprays and sponges on human canvases.

No Man's Sky: A Video Game With A Vast Universe

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 3:29pm

J.J. Sutherland and Chris Suellentrop of the podcast Shall We Play a Game? share their first impressions of Hello Games' new wide-open universe game, No Man's Sky.

'Trials Of The Earth' Shows The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Pioneer Life

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 2:00pm

Born in Arkansas around 1866, Mary Mann Hamilton was one of the first women to homestead in the Mississippi Delta. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls her memoir a historical and literary treasure.

Creamed, Canned And Frozen: How The Great Depression Revamped U.S. Diets

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 1:57pm

During the Depression, cheap, nutritious and filling food was prioritized — often at the expense of taste. Jane Ziegelman and Andy Coe, authors of A Square Meal, discuss food trends of the time.

How 'Patient H.M.' And His Lobotomy Contributed To Understanding Memories

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

William Scoville's lobotomy on patient Henry Molaison taught scientists a lot about human memory, but left Molaison with memory problems. Luke Dittrich discusses the story in his book Patient H.M.

Kids' Movies Stand Out This Summer

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:25pm

In a summer with not so great films, features columnist Kristen Page-Kirby with The Washington Post's Express says the standouts have all been movies for kids.

Counting The Cost Of Medical Advances In 'Patient H.M.'

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 9:00am

Luke Dittrich's new book is part pop science book, part medical ethics essay and part family history: His grandfather was the surgeon who originally cut into the brain of the celebrated Patient H.M.

YA Author Wisdom: Sandra Cisneros

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 7:32am

Sandra Cisneros is the author of "The House on Mango Street." For our series, "Next Chapter," she talks about how important it was for her as a Mexican-American woman to move into her first apartment.

Culinary Superstars Take Their Top-Rated Spanish Restaurant On The Road

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 7:32am

The Roca brothers are taking on a huge logistical challenge this summer: They're recreating their cuisine in five cities, including London, San Francisco, Phoenix, Hong Kong and Santiago, Chile.

China Miéville Goes To War In 'New Paris.' Very, Very Weird War

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 6:00am

Miéville's new novel is set in 1941 Paris, as occultists and philosophers attempt to fight the Nazi invaders with a surrealism bomb that accidentally unleashes hellish dreams onto the Paris streets.

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