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NPR staffers share their romance picks from the 2023 Books We Love list

Saturday, December 30, 2023

From NPR's Books We Love list, we bring you four romance novel recommendations: "Starling House," "The Collective Regrets of Clover," "The Porcelain Moon" and "Forget Me Not."


For Alix E. Harrow, writing 'Starling House' meant telling a new story of Kentucky

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Alix E. Harrow's Starling House depicts a dying, fictional coal town's horrors and dark past. Harrow joins a long tradition of authors writing Gothic fiction as a way to process the ills of society.


The problem with the book category: Asian fantasy

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Asian fantasy novels have been growing in popularity over the past few years but is that really the right term for this subgenre? (Story originally aired on All Things Considered on May 30, 2021.)


What's In A Genre Name? The Trouble With 'Asian Fantasy'

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Asian fantasy has been increasingly popular over the past few years, but some authors shelved in that category are wondering whether it's really a useful way of describing a vast and varied subgenre.


On Netflix, Leigh Bardugo's 'Shadow And Bone' Celebrates A Diverse Grishaverse

Saturday, April 24, 2021

"I never want people to feel like fantasy and romance and magic and adventure belong to just one kind of person," the fantasy author says. A new Netflix series is adapted from her works.


In A Season Highlighting Diversity, 'The Bachelor' Lands In Controversy Around Race

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Brandy Monk-Payton, a media and Black cultural studies scholar at Fordham University, talks with All Things Considered host Michel Martin about the ABC franchise and its record on race.


Biden Made Big Promises On Juvenile Justice. Activists Worry It's Not Enough

Friday, December 11, 2020

Reforming juvenile justice is a critical part of broader criminal justice reform, advocates say. They want action from Washington beyond what the Biden team has promised.


Melania Trump's 2020 Christmas Decorations Are Unconventionally Traditional

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

The first lady reportedly isn't a big fan of the holiday tradition and her husband doesn't acknowledge he lost the election, but the White House's aesthetic aims for an old-school note.


How The Navajo Nation Helped Flip Arizona For Democrats

Friday, November 13, 2020

Support from Navajo voters may have been what pushed the Grand Canyon State to support its first Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1996.


Timeline: How The President-Elect Becomes The President

Friday, November 13, 2020

Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the 2020 election. While President Trump has challenged the results, Biden's inauguration is still expected Jan. 20. Here's what happens between now and then.


Transcript: Doctors Say Trump Will Continue Treatment From White House

Monday, October 05, 2020

The president's medical team said on Monday that he would be able to leave Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday. Here is a transcript of their remarks.