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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, […]

Video Game Violence: Why Do We Like It, And What’s It Doing To Us?

Violent video games have been a small part of the national conversation about gun violence in recent weeks. The big […]

An ‘Autopsy’ Of Detroit Finds Resilience In A Struggling City

For some, Detroit may be a symbol of urban decay; but to Charlie LeDuff, it’s home. LeDuff, a veteran print […]

On The 50th Anniversary Of Sylvia Plath’s Death, A Look At Her Beginning

Craig Morgan Teicher’s latest collection of poetry is called To Keep Love Blurry. Fifty years ago today, Sylvia Plath ended […]

Feb. 11-17: Romance, Clockwork, Secrets And Empire

Fiction and nonfiction releases from Christine Sneed, Peter Carey, Nell Freudenberger and Tom Holland. [Copyright 2013 NPR]

Book News: Pablo Neruda’s Body Will Be Exhumed For Autopsy

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. A Chilean court has ruled that poet Pablo […]

Hollywood’s ‘Hooray’: Hardly A Happy Hymn

When the Oscars are handed out later this month, the ceremony will most likely be punctuated by music that’s pretty […]

Live Blog: Read Along With The Grammy Awards

The 55th annual Grammy Awards celebration is underway. By the time the telecast ends, Linda Holmes and I will have […]

Small Objects Reveal ‘The Real Jane Austen’

Flotsam and Jetsam: of such things are stories made. Writers use objects to give their stories weight, attachment and verisimilitude, […]

The Splendor Of Suffering In ‘The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne’

Ann Leary’s latest book is The Good House. I tend to read funny books when I’m happy and tragic books […]

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