Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

NPR | April 18, 2014 8:10 a.m.

Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died on Thursday. Nowhere is his death felt more keenly than in his native Colombia. Many know this country for its drug trafficking. But Garcia Marquez also made Colombia synonymous with literature — particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth

NPR | April 18, 2014 8:10 a.m.

In her memoir, A Fighting Chance, Warren reveals a childhood brush with bankruptcy, and reflects on hard-won political lessons.

Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move

NPR | April 18, 2014 6:31 a.m.

Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests.

Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87

NPR | April 17, 2014 3:55 p.m.

The Colombian-born author of One Hundred Years of Solitude had been in failing health for some time.

Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race

NPR | April 16, 2014 9:56 a.m.

The announcement of the winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prizes gives us an opportunity to herald great journalism that illuminates matters relating to race, ethnicity and culture.

After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen

NPR | April 15, 2014 6:23 p.m.

The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, explains NPR's Louisa Lim in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.

Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War

NPR | April 15, 2014 4:42 p.m.

In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan, and may have helped hide Osama bin Laden.

In Pakistan, Literary Spring Is Both Renaissance And Resistance

NPR | April 15, 2014 2:29 p.m.

For the past decade Pakistan has faced war, political instability and the rise of religious extremism. But those crises have fueled a new generation of Pakistani writers and artists.

Empathy: How Should We Care About One Another?

NPR | April 15, 2014 4:20 a.m.

Kelly McEvers talks to Leslie Jamison, author of the new essay collection, "The Empathy Exams."

Modern Medicine May Not Be Doing Your Microbiome Any Favors

NPR | April 14, 2014 5:18 p.m.

In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser argues that the overuse of antibiotics, as well as now-common practices like C-sections, may be messing with gut microbes.

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