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‘Life Of Pi’ Life-Changing For Young Star

The new film Life of Pi follows the story of a teenage Indian boy who survives a shipwreck, only to […]

Short Stories To Savor On A Winter Weekend

Hortense Calisher, a virtuoso of the form, once called the short story “an apocalypse in a teacup.” It’s a definition […]

Strange Fruit And Stranger Dreams In The Deep South

Steve Stern’s most recent book is called The Book of Mischief. I’m about to make insane claims for a book, […]

Memoir Traces How Cartoonist Lost Her ‘Marbles’

When you think of mental illness, you don’t often think of comics; but for cartoonist Ellen Forney, the two came […]

Uncovered Letters Reveal A New Side Of William Styron

William Styron was one of the flamboyant literary figures of the 20th Century. He was a Southerner whose novel Lie […]

Real Chefs Grind It With A Mortar And Pestle

Chefs these days stock all sorts of high-tech tools, from liquid nitrogen to $500 blenders. But in kitchens throughout the […]

Old Newspapers, New Perspectives On The American Revolution

Time has a way of condensing major historical events into a few key moments, with one-dimensional, legendary figures at the […]

A Puzzle More Delicious Than A Chard Shard

On-air challenge: Every answer consists of a made-up two-word phrase in which the first word starts with CH, and the […]

Princess Marty Is A Smarty If She’s At A Child’s Party

Princess Marty says the most important thing a princess has to do is smile and be in character — always. […]

The Movie Ed Burns Has ‘Seen A Million Times’

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I’ve Seen A Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking […]

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