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Could The Masterpiece Be A Fake? Profit, Revenge And 'The Art Of Forgery'

The art world is "fertile ground for criminals," says art scholar Noah Charney. In his new book, The Art of Forgery, he traces a tradition of fakes and forgeries that dates back to the Renaissance.
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‘Your Band Sucks’ Author Jon Fine: ‘I Got A Job. That Was A Big Failure’

WAMU 88.5's chatted with the author about his memoir, the reunion of his band, and indie rock's "failed revolution."


Beyond The 'Sometimes Sentimental' Story Of Filipino Migrants

Mia Alvar's new short story collection spans the globe — from Manila to New York to Manama, Bahrain — to offer a more complicated narrative of Filipino exiles, emigres and wanderers.

This Weekend, 'Caminar' Navigates Horrors With Poetry

In this installment of our Weekend Reads series, author Meg Medina selects Skila Brown's novel in poems Caminar, which follows a young boy who survives the slaughter of his village in Guatemala.

After Years Of Blackouts, A Writer Remembers What She 'Drank To Forget'

Sarah Hepola's memoir Blackout is filled with stories that are both funny and tragic — about how she'd drink to excess, and then try to piece it all together the following day.

'Project Fatherhood': In A Struggling Neighborhood, Dads Are Helping Dads

A dedicated group of fathers in Los Angeles is working to help neighborhood dads do better by their children and their community.

From Civilian To Spy: How An Average Guy Helped Bust A Russian Agent

You'd think spying on the Russians would require some training, but Naveed Jamali had none. "Probably some Magnum P.I. episodes and a few movies here and there," he says. "That was about it."

Survival Is Insufficient: 'Station Eleven' Preserves Art After The Apocalypse

In Emily St. John Mandel's novel, Station Eleven, a Shakespearean troupe clings to scraps of civilization after a deadly pandemic. Mandel and NPR's Scott Simon talk about art at the end of the world.

After Verses Turn To Versus, Poet Emerges With Renowned Oxford Post

If you didn't know better, you might mistake the hubbub for American politics. But amid the fickle endorsements and dust-ups, poet Simon Armitage won election as the newest Oxford professor of poetry.

Jacqueline Woodson On Growing Up, Coming Out And Saying Hi To Strangers

Woodson, the author of the young adult novel Brown Girl Dreaming, says that growing up in South Carolina, she knew that the safest place was with her family. Originally broadcast Dec. 10, 2014.