Beth Novey

Beth Novey appears in the following: Your Friendly Guide To Great Podcasts

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

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NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2014's Great Reads

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

NPR staff and critics selected some 250 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to filter books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.


#ColorFacts: A Weird Little Lesson, In Rainbow Order

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 โ€” and more โ€” in a new look at your old friend Roy G. Biv.


There's Much More To Apples Than Meets The Eye

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.


Celebrating A Star-Spangled Anthem ... That's Really Hard To Sing

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.


Book Your Trip: Because Reading Is About The Journey

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...


Do Female-Named Hurricanes Need To Lean In?

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.


On Your Mark, Get Set, No! A List Of Inadvisable Ways To Run A Mile

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.


Dear Internet, It's Christmas. Please Stop Fighting About 'Love Actually'

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.


This Christmas, Get The Kids Books (No Batteries Required)

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 nie...


Witches And Wizards: A Scrapbook From The Land Of Oz

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...