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Book News: Disgraced ‘New Yorker’ Author Talks Plagiarism — For A $20,000 Fee

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. Jonah Lehrer, the science writer who resigned from […]

Porridge: A Just-Right Meal To Fight Winter’s Chill

Porridge doesn’t get a lot of love and respect. It’s the fairy tale stuff of Goldilocks, or the pauper gruel […]

A Soured Student-Teacher Friendship Threatens ‘Everything’

Over the past week or so, I’ve mentioned James Lasdun’s new book, Give Me Everything You Have to a bunch […]

Beyond The Battlefield, Soldiers Fight An ‘Invisible War’

Next up in an ongoing series of Talk of the Nation conversations with filmmakers nominated in the Best Documentary Feature […]

Ten Clues That The Zombie Outbreak Being Announced On Your Television Is Not A Hoax

As reported on Tuesday’s Morning Edition, KRTV in Great Falls, Montana was apparently the victim of hackers who broke in […]

Exclusive First Read: ‘With Or Without You’ By Domenica Ruta

Domenica Ruta’s memoir, With or Without You, chronicles her youth in a working-class Massachusetts town, the daughter of a wildly […]

‘Vampires’ Isn’t Sparkly — It’s Magnificent

There’s a popular misconception that literary fiction is supposed to be staid, boring, realistic to a fault. Like all stereotypes, […]

Book News: Anger Over ‘Superman’ Author Who Condemns Homosexuality

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. DC Comics has tapped Orson Scott Card, the […]

An Italian-Inspired Valentine’s Feast From ‘Nigellissima’

Before the roses and the romance, Valentine’s Day commemorated the Roman Saint Valentine — Valentinus, in Latin. And in her […]

In A North Vietnamese Prison, Sharing Poems With ‘Taps On The Walls’

The United States was fresh off signing the peace accords to end the long and bloody war in Vietnam when, […]

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