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A new book looks at how movies have critiqued the institution of marriage

Sunday, February 18, 2024

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" is an unsparing look at a dysfunctional marriage. A new book argues that the film still has a lot to say about the institution of marriage.


The 15-year-old granddaughter of MLK Jr. wants to start a revolution around service

Monday, January 15, 2024

NPR's Andrew Limbong speaks with Yolanda Renee King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, about her new children's book, We Dream A World.


Tap dancing star and choreographer Maurice Hines dies at 80

Thursday, January 04, 2024

Maurice Hines, dancer and choreographer — and evangelist for the art of tap dancing — died Friday at age 80. Hines and his brother, the famed Gregory Hines, helped keep tap in the public eye.


Mexican actress Ana Ofelia Murguía, voice of Mama Coco in 'Coco,' is dead at age 90

Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Ana Ofelia Murgia was best known in the U.S. as the voice of Mama Coco in the Disney Pixar movie. But in Mexico, she was a star in theater, television and film.


Nearly 700 books have been removed from classroom libraries in one Florida county

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Some 673 books have been removed from classrooms in Orange County, Fla., this year over concerns they could violate a new state law related to inappropriate content.


Librarians will be watching when Illinois' anti 'book ban' law goes into effect

Thursday, December 14, 2023

A law fighting against so-called book bans in Illinois goes into effect in 2024. As similar bans pop up elsewhere, librarians and activists are keeping a close eye on the impact the law will have.


NPR's Books We Love includes titles that makes us laugh

Friday, December 01, 2023

NPR's Books We Love guide is available at — it's an annual roundup of NPR staff and critics' favorite books of 2023. There are a number of funny books that made this year's list.


Helen DeWitt's novella 'The English Understand Wool' hits big

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

The 2022 novella The English Understand Wool by Helen DeWitt is both a psychological thriller AND a satirical critique of the publishing industry. It's also sold out everywhere.


NPR's Books We Love 2023 launches today

Monday, November 20, 2023

Books We Love 2023 launches Monday. Book of the Day host Andrew Limbong talks about our annual, interactive guide to the years' best books.


Hip-Hop mogul Sean Combs accused of trafficking, sexual assault and abuse in lawsuit

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Combs' former partner, the singer Cassie, filed the federal lawsuit in Manhattan on Thursday. In it, she describes being drugged, raped, and forced to perform sexual acts with male sex workers.


Justin Torres wins at National Book Awards as authors call for cease-fire in Gaza

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

At one of literature's most prestigious awards ceremonies, nominated authors made a collective call for a cease-fire in Gaza.


Remembering 'Friends' star Matthew Perry who has died at age 54

Monday, October 30, 2023

Colleagues and friends remember actor Matthew Perry. The Friends star died Saturday after an apparent drowning at his Los Angeles home. The medical examiner has not yet confirmed the cause of death.


Screen actors reading audiobooks bring more than just a big name

Friday, October 27, 2023

Michelle Williams' voicing of Britney Spears' new memoir has received high praise. We look at why top-level actors want to be involved in audio book performances.


Staff at NYC cultural center resign after acclaimed author's event canceled

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

After a talk by Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen was "postponed," some authors also pulled out of future events. The writer had signed an open letter criticizing Israel and calling for a ceasefire.


This author says Minecraft helps prepare kids for our world

Friday, October 20, 2023

Minecraft: The Village is the final book in a trilogy inspired by the wildly popular video game series.


Remembering jazz pianist Carla Bley, dead at 87

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Jazz master Carla Bley wrote hundreds of compositions — some of which are now considered standards. She died this week in New York of complications from brain cancer, her husband said. She was 87.


Britney Spears memoir reaches bestseller status a week before it hits shelves

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

New excerpts touching on her childhood and relationship with Justin Timberlake are drawing fans interested in her side of the story.


Author Max Brooks on how the world of Minecraft helps prepare kids for our world

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Author Max Brooks is out now with the final entry of his Minecraft series for kids. Brooks says Minecraft is a great way to teach kids about preparedness and adaptation.


What is certain in life? Death, taxes — and a new book by John Grisham

Monday, October 16, 2023

The Firm was the book that turned John Grisham into a writing superstar. Now three decades later, he's returned to the characters that made him, with his follow up book The Exchange.


LeVar Burton to replace Drew Barrymore as host of National Book Awards

Friday, October 13, 2023

Barrymore was originally set to host American literature's glitziest night, until she announced her talk show would be returning during the Writers Guild strike.