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How An Army Officer And Diplomat Wrote His Way Through Trauma

After a decade of witnessing death and bloodshed in five different wars, Ron Capps developed post-traumatic stress disorder. His memoir, Seriously Not All Right, chronicles his battles.

Justice Stevens: Six Little Ways To Change The Constitution

In a new book, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says we should rewrite the Second Amendment, abolish the death penalty and restrict political campaign spending.

A Pixie Explores Vintage Porn In 'The Good Inn'

Black Francis, frontman of the Pixies, is trying his hand at literature. He's co-authored an illustrated novel based on the world's first pornographic film, a 1908 production called The Good Inn.

A Fire Sparks Rivalry And Suspicion In 'The Art Of Secrets'

The Art of Secrets is the young-adult story of an investigation centered on a suspected hate crime in Chicago. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the book's author, high school librarian James Klise.
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"A Farm Dies Once a Year"

Arlo Crawford grew up on New Morning Farm in Pennsylvania, which has been selling organic vegetables at in the District since the 1970s. The year he was 31, Crawford took a break from his job and returned to the farm for a growing season...


For Concentration Camp Doctor, A Lifetime Of Eluding Justice

Aribert Heim was a Nazi concentration camp doctor, yet he evaded prosecution after the war, spending the final years of his life on the run. Nicholas Kulish, co-author of The Eternal Nazi, explains.

An Eater's-Eye View Of Literature's Most Iconic Meals

With intricately composed photographs, designer Dinah Fried puts readers at the table for 50 of her favorite literary spreads. Her new book is called Fictitious Dishes.

'Forcing The Spring' Tells One Chapter In Story Of Marriage Equality

The strategy of going to the Supreme Court to challenge Proposition 8 was controversial within the gay-rights movement. Now, Jo Becker's new book is proving to be controversial as well.

Army's Updated Rules On Hair Styles Tangle With Race

As some Army regulations on hair styles spark protest from African American women, David Greene talks to professor Lori Tharps, co-author of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America.

Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.