Beth Novey appears in the following:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Where'd the term "red tape" come from? Why are the Simpsons yellow? And is there a rhyme for orange? We answer these pressing questions — and more — in a new look at your old friend Roy G. Biv.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Growing up, I knew two kinds of apples: red and green. Then I started dating an apple enthusiast and discovered we are in the midst of a rare apple renaissance.
Friday, July 04, 2014
It's been nearly 200 years since Francis Scott Key wrote the words of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1814. Set to the melody of a popular English tune, America's anthem spans one and a half octaves.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The Mouse and the Motorcycle and The Motorcycle Diaries? Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Go, Dog, Go!? Members of the NPR Books team explain how they assembled their unconventional summer lists.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
A new study shows storms with female names aren't taken as seriously as storms with male names. You know what that means: time to give advice to lady hurricanes about being better hurricanes.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
On the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister's sub-4-minute mile, we pause to appreciate some lesser-known, far more nauseating mile achievements: the beer mile, the burrito mile and the naked mile.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Guys. Seriously. Why so much hate over a 10-year-old British movie? Let's just agree to disagree and focus on something we can all get behind: Whether you're Hugh Grant or Nina Totenberg, everybody's gotta dance.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Hey there, befuddled aunts, uncles and family friends. Not sure what to buy for kids who already have everything? NPR's Book Concierge is here to help you find gifts for all those nieces, nephews and offspring of other people.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Yellow Brick Road is a well-traveled one; generations of young readers have followed L. Frank Baum's path to the magical Land of Oz. This spring, as members of NPR's Backseat Book Club embarked on their own journeys to the Emerald City, we asked you to share your Oz memories and photos with us.