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A Watergate Villain Walks Into A Berkeley Restaurant. What Could Go Wrong?

NPR | April 25, 2017 1:29 p.m.

A new film profiles influential chef Jeremiah Tower. When one of the most hated men in U.S. politics walked in for dinner at Berkeley's famed Chez Panisse, where Tower worked, a colorful scene ensued.

Nation | Books | Arts

'Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88

NPR | April 24, 2017 2:59 p.m.

Zen was published by William Morrow in 1974, after being rejected by 121 publishing houses. The book has endured as a work of popular philosophy, and inspired many a road trip across the West.

Health | Nation | Books | Arts

Chemo Scrambled My Brain

NPR | April 23, 2017 2 a.m.

After an incorrect dose of a chemotherapy drug for Crohn's disease caused Anne Webster's bone marrow to shut down, she decided that, if she survived, she'd write about her experience.

Health | Books | Arts

Dark Lives Of 'The Radium Girls' Left A Bright Legacy For Workers, Science

NPR | April 22, 2017 7:28 a.m.

Kate Moore's new book digs into the short, painful lives of the Radium Girls, who worked painting luminous dials on watches and clocks — and were poisoned by the glowing radium paint they used.

World | Economy | Nation | Food | Books | Business

The Truth About Ugly Foods: They're Delicious, Abundant And Good For The Planet

NPR | April 20, 2017 11:28 a.m.

From ugly fish like sea robin to the discarded parts of livestock, like ox cheeks and chicken feet, a new book celebrates repugnant-looking but flavorful foods, and urges us to eat more of them.

Health | Food | Books | Arts

Vegan Cookbooks Spill The Beans About Aquafaba, The Eggless Egg White

NPR | April 20, 2017 9:33 a.m.

The discovery that the liquid from canned beans can be whipped into an egg white substitute has taken the vegan world by storm. Now DIY recipes are being codified into cookbooks.

Business | Food | Books | Arts | Entertainment

Oaky, With Notes Of BS: Why Wine Tasting Struggles To Get It On The Nose

NPR | April 19, 2017 12:39 p.m.

Unlike food — which gives us sensory cues like crunchy and hot, as well as tasting, say, salty — with wine, it's all about tiny differences in taste and smell. The danger is in getting too poetic.

Election | Books | Arts

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Call To Action: 'This Fight' Will Take Everybody

NPR | April 18, 2017 4:48 p.m.

"Everybody's got to get out there and find the piece that they can do," the Democratic Massachusetts senator says. She talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about her new book, the middle class and activism.

Election | Books | Arts

'Shattered' Picks Through The Broken Pieces Of Hillary Clinton's Dream

NPR | April 18, 2017 6:29 a.m.

A new book goes behind the scenes of Clinton's presidential bid. "There is no Big Reveal," says NPR's Ron Elving. "Instead we get a slow-building case against [her campaign's] concept and execution."

Nation | Books | Arts

In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money

NPR | April 17, 2017 12:21 p.m.

The Osage tribe in Oklahoma became spectacularly wealthy in the early 1900s — and then members started turning up dead. David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon describes the dark plot against them.

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