Hearst was abducted in 1974 and then declared allegiance to her captors. Legal expert Jeffrey Toobin does not believe Hearst was brainwashed, but rather, "responded rationally to the circumstances."
Chynna Clugston-Flores' cult comic about a music-crazy high-schooler and her mad mod friends is back after more than a decade. It's a largely autobiographical look at teen life in the early '90s.
How do you explain the toughest parts of history to children? We asked leaders from memorial museums around the U.S. to help us understand the best way to do so.
Nick Mamatas takes on the legacy of H.P. Lovecraft — both Lovecraft's notorious racism and sexism, and the zealous fandom that's sprung up around him — with scathing humor in his latest novel.
We asked booksellers across the country to share recommendations for books that you can take with you on vacation — or just to the nearest shade tree.
He won the Olympic marathon in Munich in 1972, a dramatic triumph that helped fuel the running boom in the United States. But as he writes in a memoir, running helped him deal with a dark secret.
Janet Webster Jones recommends Why Grow Up? by Susan Neiman, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson and A History Of Food In 100 Recipes by William Sitwell.
Author Jesmyn Ward invited prominent writers from her generation to pen essays for The Fire This Time. It's a nod to James Baldwin's work of a similar name, which warned of today's racial tension.
Sophisticated ways of tracking reading habits give publishers hard data that reveals the kinds of books people want to read. But a veteran editor says numbers only go so far in telling the story.
The TSA has repeatedly reminded air travelers to put sharp Batman and other superhero paraphernalia in checked baggage.
More faces of color are turning up on TV, but at this year's Television Critics Association summer press tour, actors and producers spoke out about how hard it still is to get a foot in the door.
Dean Burnett says the human brain is like a computer that files information in a way that defies logic. According to Burnett, brains can alter memory, cause motion sickness and affect intelligence.
Wong was 7 1/2 months pregnant when she filmed her first comedy special, Baby Cobra. She says that the birth of her daughter changed her career for the better.
Humans have always been curious about the natural world; nature provides enough order to soothe and enough wildness to escape. We've got a roundup of great nature writing from all over the world.
Gaudy beauty and extravagant horror twine around each other in Marjorie Liu's new graphic novel Monstress. It's the story of a girl caught up in a war of magic in which neither side comes off well.
MTV turns 35 years old Monday, and they're marking the occasion with a channel called MTV Classic. The new channel will air MTV programming from the 1990s and 2000s.
McInerney became famous in the 1980s for his semi-autobiographical novel about a hard-partying young man in Manhattan. His new book, Bright, Precious Days, probes the challenges of a lasting marriage.
Ornate refreshment kiosks were once the heart of Lisbon's parks and plazas. They faded away under a dictatorship that discouraged public gatherings. Now they're back to help revitalize the city.
The latest book in J.K. Rowling's series, really a script for a play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," went on sale at midnight. We check in with fans who lined up, wands in hand, to get a copy.
Do we really know those we're closest to? The riveting book "You Will Know Me," set in the world of competitive gymnastics, suggests not. NPR's Elise Hu speaks with author Megan Abbott.