Unwinding Stories

Longtime foreign correspondent Kim Barker gives an account of what’s been called the “forgotten war” in Afghanistan and Pakistan, chronicling the years directly after America drove the Taliban from power. Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith talks about the latest installment in his beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party. Roger Rees and Tony Award-winning writer Rick Elice discuss “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a riff on the Peter Pan story. Plus, Tina Rosenberg explores the ways peer pressure can be a positive force.