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Parenting A Child Who’s Fallen ‘Far From The Tree’

When Andrew Solomon started his family with his husband John Habich, he says people were surprised that he wasn’t afraid […]

‘Skyfall’ And An Auteur’s Bond: A Fan Makes Peace With An Artsy 007

Skyfall, the 23rd canonical James Bond movie, came out in the U.S. this weekend. I am pleased to reaffirm what […]

Let’s Rush To Judgment: ‘World War Z’

It takes a significant period of time spent looking at trailers before you notice the most fundamental thing about them: […]

I Found My Inner Beat Poet On ‘Coney Island’

Alan Shapiro’s most recent book is Broadway Baby. In 1965, in a bookstore in Brookline, M.A., in the late afternoon […]

WWI Poetry: On Veterans Day, The Words Of War

Veterans Day — originally Armistice Day — was renamed in 1954 to include veterans who had fought in all wars. […]

The Adventures Of An Investigative Satirist

Daily Show host Jon Stewart recently called writer Jon Ronson an investigative satirist. As Ronson himself puts it: “I go […]

On Veterans Day, Stories Of Heroes And Homecoming

This Veterans Day, NPR Books went into the archives to find stories of combat and coping. A mother describes the […]

Philip Pullman: Rewriting The Brothers Grimm

Two hundred years after the Brothers Grimm first published Children’s and Household Tales, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are getting another […]

‘Heat’ Imagines Life After ‘Madame Butterfly’

The second act of Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly opens with the aching aria “Un Bel Di,” one of the most […]

Saluting The Flag

On-air challenge: Sunday is Veterans Day, so we have a game of categories based on flags. Given some categories, for […]

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