NPR | March 06, 2014 6:18 a.m.
In a new book, Terry Golway takes a sympathetic view of Manhattan's infamous political machine. He says, "Tammany Hall was there for the poor immigrant who was otherwise friendless in New York."
NPR | March 03, 2014 10:35 a.m.
A new book looks at how the military and Hollywood directors teamed up during the war. The films they made helped show Americans what was at stake, and served as evidence during the Nuremberg Trials.
NPR | Feb. 26, 2014 9:42 a.m.
Also: Emily Gould writes about being broke; The Relentless Award is founded in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
NPR | Feb. 25, 2014 2:33 p.m.
Before Rosie Perez was an actress or Soul Train dancer, she survived an abusive childhood. Perez talks about that in her new memoir, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life.
NPR | Feb. 22, 2014 10:06 a.m.
The men's basketball team from Wichita State holds an undefeated record of 28-0. But that title is currently up for grabs. The team is hoping to bring home the Missouri Valley Conference Title.
NPR | Feb. 20, 2014 7:05 a.m.
A reporter shadowed eight young people during their first two years on Wall Street.
NPR | Feb. 18, 2014 11:03 a.m.
Fiction and nonfiction paperback releases from Michael Hainey, Napoleon Chagnon and Mike Piazza.
NPR | Feb. 17, 2014 5:03 p.m.
NPR Books is hosting an I Will If You Will book club and you're all invited to join.
NPR | Feb. 17, 2014 11:59 a.m.
A new biography reveals that young Thoreau took quite a few detours on his path to Walden.
NPR | Feb. 12, 2014 7:15 a.m.
Elizabeth Kolbert explains how humans are causing the Earth's sixth great extinction.