Arts | Food | Books | Nation

At Duke University, A Bizarre Tour Through American History And Palates

NPR | Sept. 21, 2017 5:15 a.m.

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.

Flora and Fauna | Books | Science

The Science And Art Of Mapping Animal Movements

NPR | Sept. 19, 2017 11:08 a.m.

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 | Business

Silicon Valley's Ellen Pao Tackles Sex Discrimination, Workplace Diversity In Memoir

NPR | 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."

Arts | Books | Nation

40 Nominees Unveiled For The 2017 National Book Awards

NPR | Sept. 19, 2017 10:10 a.m.

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.

Arts | World | Books

Roald Dahl's Widow Says Charlie From 'The Chocolate Factory' Was Originally Black

NPR | Sept. 17, 2017 9:15 p.m.

Dahl's widow revealed the surprising scoop on the BBC earlier this week.

Science | Environment | Food | Books | Nation | Health | Flora and Fauna | Business

'Big Chicken': The Medical Mystery That Traced Back To Slaughterhouse Workers

NPR | 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.

Arts | Books | Election

Hillary Clinton Is 'Done,' But Not Going Away

NPR | Sept. 12, 2017 2:19 p.m.

In interviews with NPR, Clinton discusses her life since the election she didn't expect to lose, why she lost, and offers scathing criticism of President Trump.

Arts | Books | Election | Nation

Who Is 'What Happened' For? Maybe Hillary Clinton Most Of All

NPR | Sept. 12, 2017 11:42 a.m.

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 | Nation

'World Without Mind': How Tech Companies Pose An Existential Threat

NPR | 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.

Arts | World | Books

Nathan Englander Says His New Book Is 'A Turducken Of A Novel'

NPR | Sept. 5, 2017 1:48 p.m.

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."

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