Alvar was born in Manila and grew up in Bahrain and New York City. Her back story is shared by many of her Filipino characters in her debut short story collection.
In his new book, New York Times journalist Tim Weiner paints a portrait of a president overwhelmed by wars at home and abroad, whose self-destructive behavior resulted in "political suicide."
That's right: The Italian food chain has jumped on the food truck craze. And this weekend it parked in Boston's North End, where Italian food is most sacred and many eateries go back generations.
Kevin Kwan's novel China Rich Girlfriend is inspired by real young Asian billionaires who live in the lap of luxury, spending fortunes on outfits and sports cars. "It's all ripe for parody," he says.
Don Lessem was the dinosaur adviser for the first Jurassic Park, a job he says sounds more impressive than it was. His real big-dinosaur break happened years later, thanks to a blurry photo of a bone.
The comedian says she doesn't hold back in her biting humor, but she does try to evolve with the times. She isn't calling herself an "F-word hag" these days — but she will joke about Caitlyn Jenner.
The German TV show Deutschland '83, about spies in East Germany during the Cold War, premieres on American television soon. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with its creators, Anna and Joerg Winger.
For the blank in each provided sentence, put in the name of a color to complete the sentence in a punny way.
Norman Lock's new novel takes readers on a breathlessly-paced tour of the Old West, from the point of view of a former Civil War bugle boy who tags along with some of the era's legendary characters.
Evening markets are a common sight throughout Asia, where delicious aromas regularly beckon hungry shoppers. Now night markets are popping up here in cities across the U.S.