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Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

From brogurt to gastrosexual, humorist and food writer Josh Friedland has collected many of the new words born of our current foodie culture in a new food dictionary, Eatymology.

Graphic Novelist Named National Ambassador For Young People's Literature

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Gene Yang about becoming the first graphic novelist to be named the Library of Congress' National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

Author Profiles The 'Traumatized People' Living In The World's Largest Refugee Camp

Founded in 1991 as a temporary shelter for Somalis, the Dadaab complex in Kenya now houses nearly half a million refugees. Ben Rawlence profiles nine of its residents in his new book, City of Thorns.

400 Years After His Death, Shakespeare's First Folio Goes Out On Tour

The First Folio is the first printed collection of all of Shakespeare's plays, assembled by two of his buddies after he died. Without it, plays like Macbeth and Twelfth Night might not have survived.

Absorbing Mystery Novel Offers A Glimpse Into Mormon Utah

The second mystery by Mette Ivie Harrison boasts details about contemporary Mormon life that most of us aren't privy to. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates says His Right Hand is is her "one that got away."

Fresh Air Weekend: Our Critics Pick The Best TV, Books, Movies And Music Of 2015

David Bianulli picks the best TV shows of the year. Short books dominate Maureen Corrigan's best book list. David Edelstein recommends the year's best films. Ken Tucker assesses the best music of '15.

Authors Of 'All American Boys' Talk About How Book Has Sparked Race Discussion

In All American Boys, a video of a policeman beating a black student goes viral. The book's authors, Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, talk about how their story is sparking conversations about race.

Charlie Hebdo, The Licensed Anarchist Clowns Of French Society

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Adam Gopnik, who wrote the foreword to Open Letter, a manifesto by Stephane Charbonnier, the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was killed when gunmen attacked the paper's offices.
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Stephen King: "The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams" (Rebroadcast)

A new short story collection from Stephen King also includes autobiographical comments and tips on writing.


'Mein Kampf' Enters Public Domain; Arguably, Anne Frank's Diary May, Too

European rights to the two stark Holocaust artifacts may both expire on Friday. Reprints of Hitler's manifesto have been received warily; the legal case around Frank's diary is significantly murkier.