"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page."
—Saint Augustine (354-430) Christian church father, philosopher, bishop
- Former Supernanny Joe Frost Takes On Toddler Years Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:39:00 -0400
- Many people know Jo Frost as the strict childcare expert on the ABC show "Supernanny." Now she's back with a new book titled Jo Frost's Toddler Rules: Your Five-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior.
- For Working Moms, Key To Balance May Lie In Elusive Leisure Time Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:00:00 -0400
- If waiting for help when your car breaks down doesn't strike you as a leisurely activity, it may be time to reconsider. A new book looks at time management challenges of being a working parent.
- Not Enough Hours In The Day? We All Feel A Little 'Overwhelmed' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:04:00 -0400
- Brigid Schulte and her husband planned to have an equal partnership. But years down the road, "I realized that we had both fallen into very traditional roles without even realizing it," she says.
- 'Blood Will Out' Reveals Secrets Of A Murderous Master Manipulator Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 -0400
- Author Walter Kirn thought he was befriending an eccentric Rockefeller, but his pal turned out to be an impostor wanted for murder. Kirn's new book explores the depths of that deception.
- Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:11:00 -0400
- A new biography traces Carmichael's evolution from civil rights activist to an early proponent of the black power movement and international human rights advocate.
- 'Boy, Snow, Bird' Takes A Closer Look Into The Fairy Tale Mirror Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:00:00 -0400
- Things are not what they seem in Helen Oyeyemi's new novel, set in 1950s New England. The book places Snow White in a particular historical context, exploring beauty, envy and identity.
- Busting Stereotypes To Become A Prima Ballerina Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0400
- Misty Copeland is one of the few African-American solo dancers with the American Ballet Theatre. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Copeland about her memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.
- Do We Really Need The Air Force? Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0400
- The military is a huge bureaucracy with many redundancies. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with University of Kentucky's Robert Farley, who argues that we need air power, but not a separate Air Force.
- From Uganda To The Midwest, 'All Our Names' Draws Portraits Of Love Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500
- Dinaw Mengestu is known for writing about the immigrant experience, but his latest novel takes a slightly different tack: It's about love born out of loneliness and need, and complicated by war.
- Meet The Murdering, Kidnapping Imposter Who Fooled Walter Kirn Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500
- In 1998, the novelist befriended a rich, eccentric, art-loving Rockefeller — or so he thought. Kirn explores the man's lies in Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade.
- Affordable Care Act Isn't Perfect, But It's A 'Pretty Good Structure' Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500
- In his new book, Ezekiel Emanuel explains How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System.
- 'Night In Shanghai' Dances On The Eve Of Destruction Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:23:00 -0500
- Nicole Mones' new novel tells the story of African-American musicians who found respect and appreciation in Shanghai's nightclubs, even as the city descended into Japanese occupation and war.
- New Look At The Man Behind Black Power Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:02:00 -0500
- Stokely Carmichel popularized one of the best known and most polarizing phrases of the civil rights era: "black power." Historian Peniel Joseph shares his new book Stokely: A Life.
- Reminder From A Marine: Civilians And Veterans Share Ownership Of War Thu, 06 Mar 2014 03:02:00 -0500
- "The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are as much every U.S. citizen's wars as they are the veterans' wars," says Phil Klay, who served in Iraq. His debut story collection is called Redeployment.
- When Loved Ones Return From The Dead Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:38:00 -0500
- Jason Mott's novel The Returned is now an ABC television series called Resurrection, which premieres this weekend. The plot was inspired by a dream Mott had about his mother.