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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.
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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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Stars Indulge In Versification At Poetry Gala

In celebration of National Poetry Month, some of the biggest names in show business took to the stage to read their favorite wordsmiths.
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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.
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"'Til the Well Runs Dry" by Lauren Francis-Sharma

Local author Lauren Francis-Sharma joins Kojo to discuss how she traced her family’s multicultural history through fiction.

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A Biography Of Your Cubicle: How This Became The Modern Workplace

The office has long been seen as a symbol of boredom: It's a killer of spirits, a destroyer of spontaneity. But reviewer Rosecrans Baldwin says a new book brings out its entertaining side.
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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.
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Bookend: Alex Myers Explores Gender With Novel 'Revolutionary'

In our monthly look at the D.C. region's literary scene, author Alex Myers explains his unique connection to the protagonist in his book "Revolutionary," who is both his ancestor and a fellow gender boundary-pushing pioneer.

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Book Review: 'In Praise Of Hatred'

Alan Cheuse reviews the novel In Praise of Hatred, by Khaled Khalifa. The book, which was recently translated to English, features a young Muslim girl in 1980s Syria.
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'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.

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