Book Review | Aug 27, 2013
Lucy Corin's newest book offers up possibilities for all kinds of apocalypses, each one sure to draw the reader further into her quietly entertaining world of possible presents, pasts, and futures. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Book Review | Aug 24, 2013
Local radio host, pop star and author Greg Kihn's fifth book has a catchy premise, but gets bogged down in insignificant details. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Aug 10, 2013
From quirky to riotous, this year's book trailers are really something to see. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Aug 07, 2013
Cool Gray City of Love is a walking tour, a fact-rich history, and a collection of honest, funny, and tender first-person anecdotes that all work together to create a beautifully subjective account of San Francisco. By Bean Gilsdorf
Book Review | Jul 29, 2013
Everything you could want from a summer read, James Reich's Bombshell follows an unhinged heroine on a criminal road trip in a dark race to jumpstart America's first total nuclear meltdown. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Book Review | Jun 29, 2013
A book about the stories we tell, empathy, and the nature of storytelling, The Faraway Nearby chronicles Solnit's mother's vanishing personal history as it is lost to Alzheimer's disease. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Event | Jun 22, 2013
More than a beloved bookstore, City Lights is San Francisco's literary standard bearer, a mecca for writers and readers from around the world. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Book Review | Jun 16, 2013
A new book chronicles the history of the Dada-inspired art collective that spent the '80s and '90s concocting elaborate public pranks and performances. By Emily Eifler
Book Review | Jun 09, 2013
Unfolding in the years leading up to Sri Lanka's civil war, On Sal Mal Lane explores the ethnic divisions that erupt into violence through the eyes of the children on one small street in Colombo, the nation's largest city. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | May 22, 2013
Forget Bay to Breakers, this Sunday the annual NCBA handed out its prizes to worthy authors, poets, and translators in a celebration of the past year's best books. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Matching long johns. Kick lines in skis. Peeing on Santa's lap. Every family has these cringe-worthy moments, immortalized on film, that embody the particularly joyous brand of awkward that the holidays bring. And thanks to Mike Bender, co-author of Awkward Family Holiday Photos, the rest of us can rubberneck.
South Africa's Mponeng gold mine is a 2.5-mile-deep network of chutes and tunnels that employs about 4,000 miners. Of course, that number doesn't include the miners who wander its tunnels clandestinely, stealing and refining ore. In a new book, journalist Matthew Hart investigates why gold and crime sometimes go hand in hand.
The hitter had a swing so pure and flawless that Mickey Mantle would watch him take batting practice. But he was also a tormented soul who hurt a lot of people, including himself. Ben Bradlee Jr. delivers a deeply personal account of Williams' life in The Kid.
Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to writer Yuval Levin about the origins of the American political right and left. In his new book The Great Debate, Levin traces the birth of the left/right divide to the views of two men: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine.
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