Across the globe, the culinary culture of yogurt is ancient, thriving and incredibly diverse. From camel's milk yogurt to yogurt vodka, fish marinades to baked goods, yogurt is a versatile superstar.
In Harper Lee's classic first novel, Scout Finch's neighbor is known for her Lane cakes. But it's now hard to find this Southern layered sponge cake filled with raisins and whiskey anywhere.
Arts | Environment | Books | Science | Flora and FaunaNPR | July 18, 2015 3:33 p.m.
They're billboards for sexual favors, says ecologist Stephen Buchmann. But get your minds out of the dirt: We're talking pollination — and it's played a surprising role in global trade and history.
If Mockingbird gave us a South that could be read in terms of black and white, Watchman reveals the gray complexity that is the real Dixie.
Dr. David Casarett used to think of medical marijuana as "a joke." But, after taking a deeper look, he's changed his mind. Casarett's new book is Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana.
John Williams tackled difficult issues of race in novels and poetry. He used his writing to challenge assumptions about African-Americans, including civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr.
Arts | Books | Nation | EntertainmentNPR | July 13, 2015 11:57 a.m.
Breathed won a Pulitzer Prize for his work on Bloom County back in 1987; two years later, he quit producing it.
"A Time For Truth" by the Republican Senator and presidential candidate sold enough to hit No. 2 on the newspaper's list. But the sales figures have come in for scrutiny.
Coates writes about race and social issues for The Atlantic. His new book, Between The World And Me, brings to bear his fear that his life and the lives of his loved ones might end unnaturally.