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'Drunk Mom' Tackles New Motherhood And Old Addictions

The title of Jowita Bydlowska's memoir Drunk Mom pulls no punches. She tells Michel Martin about her struggles with motherhood and addiction.

In 'Fargo,' A Deaf Actor Gets His Chance To Be Wicked

An actor since childhood, Russell Harvard always wanted to play the bad guy. In the TV show Fargo, he plays a menacing hit man whose partner interprets for him — sometimes.

'Remember Me Like This': A Family Rebuilds In Tragedy's Aftermath

Bret Anthony Johnston's novel starts with a boy being found years after he had been kidnapped. Johnston wanted to explore the question, "How do you relate to each other after the worst has happened?"
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 2

You can attend a staged reading of a 17th century play or see a new musical by a funny couple.


Rick Springfield On Divorce, God And The Loch Ness Monster

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to singer and actor Rick Springfield about his debut novel, Magnificent Vibration, a fantastical story about a man with a 1-800 number to God.

Maya Angelou, Foodie

When NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with Maya Angelou last year, the activist, teacher and poet revealed another side of herself. Angelou said she was also a lover and maker of good food.

'Explorers' Search For The Source Of The World's Longest River

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Martin Dugard about his new book, The Explorers, which tells the harrowing story of two adventurers and their search for the source of the Nile.

The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History

The knish is a classic Jewish comfort food — a pillow of dough filled with savory fillings like mashed potatoes. Author Laura Silver says that the New York knish is also filled with stories.

What Is Courage?: 'Korengal' Breaks Down War In Afghanistan

The documentary follows up on Sebastian Junger's Oscar-nominated film Restrepo. Junger says, "I'm hoping as the soldiers understand their experience better through this film, civilians will as well."

In Hollywood, 50 Is The New 80: What Happens When 'It Girls' Get Old

"Being a woman over 50 in Hollywood I could commit any crime with impunity, because I'm completely invisible," says actress Annabelle Gurwitch. Her new book is called I See You Made an Effort.