Through the Rubenstein Test Kitchen project, librarians and staff re-create historical recipes from thousands of cookbooks in the collections. Some dishes are very culturally telling ... and comical.
Technology allows mapping of wildlife movements with new precision — and a fresh approach to conservation — as evidenced by Where the Animal Go, released Tuesday in the U.S., says Barbara J. King.
Arts | Technology | Books | BusinessNPR | Sept. 19, 2017 10:46 a.m.
The tech investor dives into the lawsuit that thrust her into the national spotlight and the workplace discrimination that prompted it. She says firms are largely applying "tepid diversity solutions."
Of the names announced by the National Book Foundation, four will take home the literary prize in November. Jesmyn Ward, Jennifer Egan and Frank Bidart number among the longlists' familiar faces.
Dahl's widow revealed the surprising scoop on the BBC earlier this week.
Science | Environment | Food | Books | Nation | Health | Flora and Fauna | BusinessNPR | Sept. 13, 2017 8:14 a.m.
In the 1950s, the poultry industry began dunking birds in antibiotic baths. It was supposed to keep meat fresher and healthier. That's not what happened, as Maryn McKenna recounts in her new book.
Danielle Kurtzleben says Clinton's tale of her losing 2016 campaign reads like the unburdening of a woman relieved to finally, without interruption, tell her side of a tale everyone already knows.
Arts | Technology | Books | Business | NationNPR | Sept. 11, 2017 5:16 p.m.
From Facebook's algorithms to our reliance on phones instead of our memories, tech giants are taking us to a future that's either utopian or dystopian, author Franklin Foer says.
Englander describes Dinner at the Center of the Earth as "a political thriller that's wrapped up in a historical novel that's really a love story that ends up being an allegory."