Back Across The Wall: Questions For Garth Nix

NPR |Oct. 18, 2014 4:07 p.m.

Author Garth Nix returns to the world of the Old Kingdom with Clariel, the story of a young woman of great magical power who, denied the freedom to live as she wants, chooses a dangerous path.

Book News: John Grisham Backs Down From Comments On Child Pornography

NPR |Oct. 17, 2014 5:24 a.m.

The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.

AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Is A Hit Show With Two Meanings

NPR |Oct. 11, 2014 11:20 a.m.

The early days of college hoops were dominated by flashy players who were thought to be naturally suited for the game and who saw the sport as their way out of the ghetto. They're not who you suspect.

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

NPR |Oct. 11, 2014 9:39 a.m.

The Treasury Department imposed stricter rules on businesses in the city's fashion district. Authorities raided businesses last month on suspicion they were laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.

Nobel Literature Judge Disparages Western Writers - Again

NPR |Oct. 09, 2014 6:13 a.m.

The Nobel Prize for literature will be announced Thursday morning. This year, as the usual speculation about who might win has heated up, one of the Nobel judges, known for his outspokenness, stirred up a little controversy.

'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America

NPR |Oct. 08, 2014 11:24 a.m.

From the time of slavery, some light-skinned African Americans escaped racism by passing as white. The new book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, explores what they lost.

Charles Blow's Memoir Reveals Incidents Of Sexual Abuse And Violence

NPR |Oct. 02, 2014 5:16 a.m.

In a lyrical new memoir, "New York Times" Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow opens up about abuse he has suffered, and inflicted in his life. He tells NPR's Michel Martin why he told his story in "Fire Shut Up in My Bones."(Stations note: This conversation contains mature content and may not be suitable for sensitive ears.)

Multnomah County Library Celebrates 150 Years

OPB |Sept. 27, 2014 1:58 p.m.

The Multnomah County Library is the oldest library west of the Mississippi River. And it's celebrating a big birthday.

Portland Writer Karen Karbo Selected For Amtrak Residency For Writers

OPB |Sept. 25, 2014 2:30 p.m.

After months of deliberations, Amtrak has finally announced the 24 winners of its inaugural Amtrak Residency for writers. Portland novelist Karen Karbo is among those selected.

It May Be 'Perfectly Normal', But It's Also Frequently Banned

NPR |Sept. 22, 2014 4:48 a.m.

Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall.

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