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Quoting Mandela, Obama's Tweet After Charlottesville Is The Most-Liked Ever

NPR | Aug. 16, 2017 10:56 a.m.

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion," the former president tweeted. He was quoting Nelson Mandela, and it struck a chord for many.

Books | Arts | Business

Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

NPR | Aug. 15, 2017 10:35 a.m.

Barnes & Noble is experimenting with food, Amazon is replicating its online business and an indie shop aims to be part of the community. Ultimately, they all want to sell more books.

Education | Science | Books

In Children's Storybooks, Realism Has Advantages

NPR | Aug. 15, 2017 8:36 a.m.

Young children have an easier time exporting what they learn from a fictional storybook to the real world when the storybook is realistic, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

Election | Books | Arts

Jeff Flake Has Taken On Trump And The GOP, But Will It Matter?

NPR | Aug. 8, 2017 1:37 p.m.

The GOP has "given into the politics of anger—the belief that riling up the base can make up for failed attempts to broaden the electorate," the senator says. "These are the spasms of a dying party."

Nation | Books | Arts

The Poet Bao Phi, On Creating A 'Guidebook' For Young Asian-Americans

NPR | Aug. 2, 2017 7:12 p.m.

When Bao Phi was a child, there was little literature about Vietnamese refugees in the U.S. Phi hopes to change that with his new poetry book Thousand Star Hotel and a forthcoming children's book.

Books | Arts

Trying To Understand 'What Made Maddy Run'

NPR | Aug. 2, 2017 1:15 p.m.

Journalist Kate Fagan's new book digs into the life of a young woman whose suicide shocked the University of Pennsylvania, where she ran track. Madison Holleran's life seemed perfect, until it wasn't.

Nation | Books

James Comey Has A Book Deal

NPR | Aug. 2, 2017 11:55 a.m.

The first book by former FBI director James Comey's is expected next spring, and is will include "yet-unheard anecdotes from his long and distinguished career," according to publisher Flatiron Books.

Nation | Books | Arts

'American Fire' Tells A True Story Of Love And Arson In Rural Virginia

NPR | July 31, 2017 12:36 p.m.

In 2012 and 2013, Accomack County, Va., was plagued by arson. The culprits, it turned out, were a local man and his girlfriend. In a new book, journalist Monica Hesse tells their story.

Nation | Election | Books

Sen. Jeff Flake: 'As Conservatives, Our First Obligation Is To Be Honest'

NPR | July 31, 2017 9:45 a.m.

A new book by GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona details where he thinks the Republican Party has gone wrong. Flake wrote it in secret because he didn't want his advisers to try to talk him out of it.

Books | Arts | Business

Corporate Bungling And Political Scandal Abound In Jesse Eisinger's New Book

NPR | July 30, 2017 7 a.m.

Why don't crooked corporate CEO's go to jail anymore? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger uncovers culture of cowardice, incompetence, and corruption in both government and finance.