Lynn Neary

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A Cup Of Ambition And Endurance: '9 To 5' Unites Workers Across Decades

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Dolly Parton's classic singalong aims a catchy beat at a serious point, listing the ways the daily grind exploits and exhausts people — some more than others.


Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, the 68-year-old poet and musician says she bears "the honor on behalf of the people and my ancestors" and aims to serve as an "ambassador" of the art form.


Checking Facts In Nonfiction

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Authors, not publishers, are responsible for the accuracy of nonfiction books. Every now and then a controversy over a high-profile book provokes discussion about whether that policy should change.


Tony Horwitz, Author and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dies At 60

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tony Horwitz won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for his Wall Street Journal reporting and was known for his history books, including Confederates in the Attic. He died Monday at age 60.


A Different Kind Of Story About Slavery In 'The Confessions Of Frannie Langton'

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Debut novelist Sara Collins wanted to explore the roots of scientific racism and produced the Gothic novel The Confessions of Frannie Langton.


LGBT Anthem: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'

Monday, May 20, 2019

Lady Gaga has called her 2011 song her "freedom song." It's defiant and proud. And it has become an American anthem for the LGBT community. (This piece initially aired on Jan. 30, 2019 on ATC.)


In 'Once More We Saw Stars,' Grief And Love Together

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Jayson Greene's young daughter died in a tragic random accident; his new memoir chronicles how he and his wife got to a place where they understood they could still experience joy.


David Brion Davis, Historian Of Slavery, Dies At 92

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

David Brion Davis, a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of an influential trilogy on slavery, has died at 92. Davis was awarded a National Humanities medal in 2014.


After Decades Of Comics, 'Cathy' Cartoonist Found Writing 'So Liberating'

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Cathy Guisewite drew her comic strip for more than 30 years. Her new book is called Fifty Things that Aren't My Fault. Writing essays "was like coming home and taking off the Spanx," she says.


Novel Material: Ann Beattie, Voice Of The Boomers, Turns Her Focus To Millennials

Saturday, April 06, 2019

"I never really think that I'm defining a generation," Beattie says. "What I am doing is talking about individual psychology." Her latest novel is called A Wonderful Stroke of Luck.


'Nobel Of The Heart' Is The Real Prize For Author Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The U.S.-based Kenyan writer is often tipped for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Now he's released Minutes of Glory, a short story collection which he calls his "literary autobiography."


What 'The Heavens'? This Extraordinary New Book Feels Like 5 Novels In One

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Sandra Newman tells the story of a woman whose recurring dream feels increasingly real. The Heavens is historical fiction, time traveling fantasy, political allegory, social realism and a love story.


Maidens On The Mall: Hulu Series Brings Red Cloaks To Steps Of Lincoln Memorial

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Handmaid's Tale the Hulu TV series based on Margaret Atwood's novel, came to Washington, D.C., to shoot a scene on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Extras gathered to portray the handmaids.


How Northam, Neeson Can Represent 'Racism Without Racists'

Friday, February 15, 2019

Virgnia Gov. Ralph Northam and actor Liam Neeson were both involved in actions widely condemned as racist. Both denied they are racist. It's a phenomenon known as "racism without racists."


Lies Are Illegal In The 'Golden State' Of Ben Winters

Sunday, February 10, 2019

In his new book, the author imagines a world where officers known as Speculators track down liars, in a cross between a dystopian novel and a classic detective story.


How 'Born This Way' Was Born: An LGBT Anthem's Pedigree

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Lady Gaga's 2011 megahit has been praised as inclusive and criticized as exploitative. But there's a little history to the song's origins that isn't often discussed.


American Library Association Announces Caldecott And Newbery Medal Winners

Monday, January 28, 2019

This year in young people's literature, Meg Medina's Merci Suárez Changes Gears won the Newbery Medal and Sophie Blackall's Hello Lighthouse took home the Caldecott Medal.


Beloved Poet Mary Oliver, Who Believed Poetry 'Mustn't Be Fancy,' Dies At 83

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Oliver wasn't always appreciated by critics, but she was still one of the country's most popular poets. In 2012, she told NPR, "Poetry, to be understood, must be clear."


Encore: 'The Times They Are A-Changin" Still Speaks To Our Changing Times

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" came out in 1963 as the country was entering a tumultuous time. Both the civil rights and antiwar movements embraced it as an anthem of protest.


The Demise Of 'Tin House'

Saturday, December 22, 2018

The literary magazine "Tin House" has announced its 20th anniversary issue will be its last. It broke the mold for literary magazines, becoming a go-to place for editors to discover new writers.