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Photographer Pete Souza Reflects On 8 Years (And 1.9 Million Photos) Of Obama

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:05pm

As the chief official White House photographer for President Obama, Souza sometimes shot more than 2,000 photos a day. "I was there all the time," he says. His new book is Obama: An Intimate Portrait.

(Image credit: Pete Souza/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company, New York)

'Spineless' Dives Deep Into The World Of Jellyfish

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 9:00am

Part memoir, part travelogue, part science tome, Juli Berwald's book is thoroughly entertaining, and makes the case for the jellyfish as both fascinating animal and a bellwether for climate change.

(Image credit: Riverhead Books)

Alan Bennett's Inimitable Voice Just Keeps 'Keeping On'

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 6:00am

His new 700-page omnibus of collected bits and pieces shouldn't be read all at once — but taken in careful sips, it's a cheeky, crotchety, sometimes serious, sometimes satirical delight.

(Image credit: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)

Alan Bennett's Inimitable Voice Just Keeps 'Keeping On'

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 6:00am

His new 700-page omnibus of collected bits and pieces shouldn't be read all at once — but taken in careful sips, it's a cheeky, crotchety, sometimes serious, sometimes satirical delight.

(Image credit: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)

Actor Greta Gerwig Stays Behind The Camera In Her Solo-Directing Debut 'Lady Bird'

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:49pm

Greta Gerwig makes her solo-directing debut with an autobiographical movie called Lady Bird, a comedy that follows a teenager in her senior year of high school. The story is loosely based on Gerwig's life.

Actor Greta Gerwig Stays Behind The Camera In Her Solo-Directing Debut 'Lady Bird'

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:49pm

Greta Gerwig makes her solo-directing debut with an autobiographical movie called Lady Bird, a comedy that follows a teenager in her senior year of high school. The story is loosely based on Gerwig's life.

'Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier' Does What 'The Return' Didn't

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 4:00am

Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost reveals the final fates of several characters and ties up the show's narrative threads in a way that is as satisfying as The Return was mystifying.

(Image credit: Showtime)

'Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier' Does What 'The Return' Didn't

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 4:00am

Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost reveals the final fates of several characters and ties up the show's narrative threads in a way that is as satisfying as The Return was mystifying.

(Image credit: Showtime)

Jennifer Lewis Of 'Blackish' Looks Back At Her Decades-Long Career In New Autobiography

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 5:33pm

Actress Jennifer Lewis' book is about her many roles as the mom character to black actors in TV and film, most recently in the ABC hit show Black-ish. LANGUAGE ADVISORY: Please note the word "bitches" is bleeped at 2:17 and the word "damn" is unbleeped at 9:03.

Jenifer Lewis Of 'Black-ish' Reflects On Her Role As Black Hollywood's Mother

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 5:33pm

Actress Jenifer Lewis' new memoir The Mother of Black Hollywood explores her decades-long career and her role as the mom character to black actors in TV and film.

(Image credit: Harper Collins)

A Messy Protagonist In 'Bonfire'

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

In her debut novel Bonfire, Krysten Ritter's protagonist is complicated, much like the women Ritter is known for portraying. She tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about why she thinks that's important.

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The Property Brothers Flip A Page On Their TV Triumphs

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

If you've ever watched HGTV, you've probably come across Drew and Jonathan Scott — the twins from Canada who are the darlings of home improvement. Their new book is called It Takes Two.

(Image credit: Courtesy of HGTV)

The Property Brothers Flip A Page On Their TV Triumphs

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

If you've ever watched HGTV, you've probably come across Drew and Jonathan Scott — the twins from Canada who are the darlings of home improvement. Their new book is called It Takes Two.

(Image credit: Courtesy of HGTV)

PHOTOS: An Amazing Eye For The Colors Of India

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 6:20am

Black and white pictures were popular when Raghubir Singh started out as a photographer. But he insisted on color. A new retrospective shows his ground-breaking work.

(Image credit: Raghubir Singh/© 2017 Succession Raghubir Singh)

PHOTOS: An Amazing Eye For The Colors Of India

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 6:20am

Black and white pictures were popular when Raghubir Singh started out as a photographer. But he insisted on color. A new retrospective shows his ground-breaking work.

(Image credit: Raghubir Singh/© 2017 Succession Raghubir Singh)

Firsthand Experience Fuels The 'Pursuit Of Memory'

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 6:00am

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli's new book about the fight against Alzheimer's draws on his own personal passions; his grandfather developed the disease and eventually stopped recognizing his grandson.

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Firsthand Experience Fuels The 'Pursuit Of Memory'

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 6:00am

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli's new book about the fight against Alzheimer's draws on his own personal passions; his grandfather developed the disease and eventually stopped recognizing his grandson.

(Image credit: Little, Brown and Company)

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