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Bookstore's Tweet Leads To Love, Then Marriage

NPR | July 20, 2016 7:53 a.m.

In 2012, the corporate Twitter account for a bookstore in London posted a joke about Pokemon. "I'm in love," a woman responded. More tweets followed, then a date. The wedding was last weekend.

Election | Nation | Books

Senate Approves Carla Hayden As New Librarian Of Congress

NPR | July 18, 2016 4:27 a.m.

Hayden is the first woman and first African-American to hold the position. She's the head of Baltimore's library system and the former president of the American Library Association.

Arts | Books

'Missing, Presumed' Brings The Police Procedural To Life

NPR | July 15, 2016 11:41 a.m.

Susie Steiner's latest follows two very different women: the mother of a missing girl, and the detective who searches for her. Come for the police procedural; stay for the layered, complex characters.

News | Entertainment | Election | Politics | Books | Nation | Arts | Election 2016

What Do Contested Conventions Look Like? Ask Hollywood And Sinclair Lewis

NPR | July 14, 2016 6:58 p.m.

Thanks to movies, novels and TV, Bob Mondello knows what a contested convention would be like: raucous crowd, oppressive din and (if movies are any guide) Angela Lansbury scheming in the corner.

Nation | Arts | Books

Meet The Guy Who Has Been A Hero, A Pirate, A 'Mountain Of Molten Lust'

NPR | July 14, 2016 10:02 a.m.

Model Jason Aaron Baca has appeared on 475 romance book covers. By his tally, that's more than even Fabio. His is a story of hard work and luck in the swashbuckling, bodice-ripping world of romance.

Nation | Education | Books

Forgetting Isn't Healing: Lessons From Elie Wiesel

NPR | July 14, 2016 6:06 a.m.

Calls for racial healing often focus on putting the painful past behind us. NPR's Sonari Glinton remembers the man who taught him never to forget: Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

Nation | Education | Books

For LGBTQ Students, Author Says, Safety Is 'Not Enough'

NPR | July 14, 2016 3 a.m.

Safety for LGBTQ students is critical, but inclusive policies shouldn't stop there, author Michael Sadowski argues in his new book.

Nation | Business | Books | Food

Senate Passes A GMO Labeling Bill That The Food Industry Likes

NPR | July 8, 2016 9:24 a.m.

The Senate has passed a bill that requires food companies to reveal whether their products contain GMOs. But those companies are pleased, because they won't have to print "GMO" on food packages.

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Oregon Jewish Museum Moving To Permanent Location Next Spring

OPB | July 7, 2016 12:55 p.m.

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will be moving to a new location next year.  

Health | World | Books | Technology

#LintonLies: How Zambians Are Using Social Media To Talk Back

NPR | July 6, 2016 3:36 p.m.

Zambians have turned to Twitter to point out factual errors and criticize the tone in a British actress's memoir about her gap year in their country.