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Robin Ha's New Cookbook Mixes Korean Cuisine With Comics

Korean-American artist Robin Ha's first cookbook is filled with recipes she learned from her mother. And appropriately, it's a comic book. Ha talks and cooks with NPR's Ari Shapiro.
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Jesmyn Ward On Race In America: "The Fire This Time"

National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward on the new edited volume, "The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race."

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A History Of The Chair, From Ancient Greece To Modern Times

Distinguished architect and New Yorker contributor Witold Rybczynski on the history of the chair, from the first folding stools of China to the iconic American rocker. What the evolution of chairs says about values, culture and social interactions.

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How Reporter Neely Tucker Uses His Professional Experience To Write D.C. Crime Fiction

One of Washington's toughest reporters - a seasoned foreign correspondent who now gets in and out of jams while covering local D.C. - is the fictional brainchild of one of D.C.'s most versatile reporters.

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Evolving Perspectives On Gender And Sex

In a new book, author and former NPR science reporter Frank Browning explores the complexities of gender. What it means to be a man and a woman, and evolving perspectives on gender and sex.

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"Doonesbury" Cartoonist Garry Trudeau On 30 Years Of Drawing Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been popping up in the comic strip "Doonesbury" since the 1980s. Now, author Garry Trudeau has compiled his satire into a new book. The cartoonist looks back on thirty years of drawing Donald Trump.

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Wisdom From YA Authors On Leaving Home: Jacqueline Woodson

For our series "Next Chapter," the author of the award-winning YA novel "Brown Girl Dreaming" talks about how going to a largely white college made her aware of her blackness in a new way.
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Herman Koch Gets Meta In 'Dear Mr. M'

Linda Wertheimer talks to the Dutch writer about his novel: A teacher has an affair with his student. She breaks it off. He disappears. And then a writer comes along, and turns the story into a novel.
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In Tom Wolfe's 'Kingdom,' Speech Is The One Weird Trick

In Tom Wolfe's first book of nonfiction in 16 years, he argues that the development of speech, not evolution, has made humans what we are today — evolution, he says, applies only to animals.
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Wisdom From YA Authors On Leaving Home: Neal Shusterman

For our series "Next Chapter," author of award-winning YA novel "Challenger Deep," talks about the summer he was 16, when his parents uprooted him from their Brooklyn home and moved to Mexico City.

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