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More Single Women Experiencing Economic, Social Independence 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:06:00 -0400 
    There are now more single people in the U.S. than married. Audie Cornish talks to Rebecca Traister, a senior editor at The New Republic, who is working on a book about unmarried women.


Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:35:00 -0400 
    In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.


Hands-Free, Mind-Free: What We Lose Through Automation 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0400 
    Robert Siegel is joined by author Nicholas Carr for a look at the future of automation and automobiles. Carr's new book, The Glass Cage, warns against the rise of automation in our lives.


Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost 'Girls' 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:05:00 -0400 
    Dunham says when she started writing HBO's Girls, she was drawn to characters with "a bit of a Zelda Fitzgerald lost, broken woman quality." Her new essay collection is called Not That Kind of Girl.


Inaugural Poet Recalls A Closeted Childhood Of Cultural Tension 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:06:00 -0400 
    Richard Blanco, who read "One Today" at Obama's inauguration in 2013, explores the collision of sexual, artistic and cultural identity in his new memoir about his childhood in Miami.


'Guests' Is A Story Of Mystery, Manners And Dramatic Love 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:35:00 -0400 
    NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to novelist Sarah Waters about her latest book, The Paying Guests. It's a historical novel and a lesbian love story, with a courtroom drama mixed in.


From Glass To Artificial Light: The Innovations That Got Us To 'Now' 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:35:00 -0400 
    NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Stephen Johnson about his new book and TV series, How We Got to Now. He looks at six innovations that he thinks shaped the modern world.


Virtual Reality, Corporeality Collide In Cronenberg's First Novel 
  Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:16:00 -0400 
    Director David Cronenberg's debut work of fiction is not for the faint of heart. Consumed follows two journalists as they chase stories of cannibalism, backroom surgeries, self-mutilation and murder.


Writer Paul Theroux: The Short Story Is 'Diabolically Hard To Master' 
  Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:04:00 -0400 
    "It's only 10 or 15 pages," he says, "but still you got to get it right." Theroux's new collection, Mr. Bones, tells stories of the odd person out.


'Boy On Ice' Explores The Emotional And Physical Toll Of Dropping The Gloves 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:35:00 -0400 
    In 2011, 28-year-old Derek Boogaard — one of the NHL's most fearsome fighters — was found dead of an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol. He also showed signs of serious brain injury.


What's Mittens Thinking? Make 'Sense' Of Your Pet's Behavior 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:32:57 -0400 
    Animal behaviorist John Bradshaw's books Cat Sense and Dog Sense detail what cat and dog owners should expect from their animals. Cat Sense originally aired Sept. 5, 2013. Dog Sense originally aired May 26, 2011.


After Childhood Abuse, 'Times' Columnist Says He Chose Life Over Vengeance 
  Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:05:00 -0400 
    Charles Blow says he was 7 years old when he was sexually abused by a cousin. His new memoir, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, is about what he says happened, his recovery and his bisexuality.


Remembering The 'Short And Tragic Life Of Robert Peace' 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:26:00 -0400 
    Robert Peace, a 30-year-old African-American, was a Yale University graduate and an almost straight-A student in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. He also dealt marijuana.


Ron Perlman On 'Sons Of Anarchy' And His Many On-Screen Transformations 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:18:00 -0400 
    Perlman played the ruthless leader of a motorcycle gang on the FX series. In his new book, Easy Street (The Hard Way), he talks about having a face "that was not ugly but surely one of its kind."


A Poet Parses The Legacy Of War In 'My Life As A Foreign Country' 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:29:00 -0400 
    When award-winning poet Brian Turner served in the Army, he was following a long family tradition. His new memoir traces that history — and imagines the perspectives of the people shooting back.
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