Food | Arts | Health | Books

'The Bad Food Bible' Says Your Eating Might Not Be So Sinful After All

In his new book, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains that there might be less evidence against some notoriously bad foods than we think. In fact, maybe we should be eating some of them more often.

Arts | Books | Nation

Joe Biden Remembers His Son In His New Memoir

NPR's Michel Martin spoke with Biden this week about his new memoir, his family and the Anita Hill case.

Food | Arts | Books | Nation

Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

It took until adulthood for Bonnie Morales, the daughter of immigrant Russian Jews, to appreciate the food of her childhood. Now she owns a popular Oregon restaurant and has released a new cookbook.

Arts | Books | Nation

Jesmyn Ward, Frank Bidart, Masha Gessen And Robin Benway Win National Book Awards

For Ward, who won the fiction prize for Sing, Unburied, Sing, it was her second National Book Award. For Bidart, whose poetry collection spanned 51 years, it was akin to a lifetime achievement honor.

Arts | Election | Books | Nation

'Promise Me': Joe Biden On Loss, Grief And Recovery

The former vice president is out with a book that recounts in heart-wrenching detail his son Beau's diagnosis and death from brain cancer — and his deliberations about running for president.

Economy | Arts | Books | Business

Robert Reich Shows Off His Cartooning Skills In 'Economics In Wonderland'

"Economic concepts don't readily lend themselves to cartoons," says the former Secretary of Labor, a talented cartoonist who's put a lot of thought into drawing abstract ideas like tax expenditures.

Flora and Fauna | Books | Science

Um, Uh, Huh? Are These Words Clues To Understanding Human Language?

Tiny filler words in human rapid-fire conversation hold the key to understanding how language is unique, according to a new book. But anthropologist Barbara J. King raises some questions.

Arts | Books | Science

Terra Incognita: 'The Planet Factory' And 'The Undiscovered Islands'

Two new books about unreal islands and yet-to-be-real planets have much to tell us about what human beings want to know when we look around at the world — life is uncertain, and our fears need maps.

Food | Arts | Books | Nation

A Rare Find: Trailblazing Female Designer's Unpublished Family Cookbook

Magazine art director Cipe Pineles helped pave the way for creative women in publishing. She also illustrated her mother's Eastern European recipes, but for 70 years the manuscript lay undiscovered.

Election | Books

'Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life' Examines The Personal Traits That Marked FDR For Greatness

NPR's Ron Elving says historian Robert Dallek's latest tome "emphasizes the human scale of FDR's life, his interaction with the people around him and the interplay among his intimates."


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