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Unnerving WWII Noir In 'A Man Lies Dreaming'

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:41am

Lavie Tidhar's new alternate history imagines a world where Communists took over Germany in 1933, Fascism is on the rise in the U.K. and a down and out German PI in London dreams of world domination.

In Honor Of #InternationalWomensDay, A Playlist Of Ladies Who Rock

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 9:09am

Check out the songs (and back stories) of women musicians from around the world.

A Retirement Community Where Hollywood Takes Care Of Its Own

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 3:59am

The Motion Picture and Television Fund is home to 200-plus residents who once worked on screen, behind cameras and in production rooms and secretarial pools.

'For A Little While' Author On The Art Of The Short Story

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:27pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to petroleum-geologist-turned-writer Rick Bass about the art of the short story, specifically his short stories. A collection of the short stories he's written over the years is called, For A Little While.

In 'The End Of Karma,' Young Indians Work To Overcome Their Past

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:27pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Somini Sengupta, the former New Delhi bureau chief for The New York Times, about her book, The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India's Young.

'Charlie Chan Hock Chye' Offers A Heartfelt Take On Aging, Art And History

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:27pm

The new graphic novel by Malaysia-born cartoonist Sonny Liew spans 80 years as it tells the story of a fictional comic-book. Critic John Powers calls the book a "startlingly brilliant tour de force."

The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70,000 Forced Sterilizations

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:22pm

In the first half of the 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits they considered undesirable. Adam Cohen tells the story in his new book, Imbeciles.

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