A fierce playwright, a fiery socialist and a pioneering feminist, Lillian Hellman lived unapologetically. But today she's remembered as a fabulist and a rabble-rouser — if she's remembered at all. A new Hellman biography, A Difficult Woman, hopes to set the record straight.
It's been nearly a year since a U.S. Navy SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden. Since his death, there have been many questions regarding the future of al-Qaida. Renee Montagne talks to Seth Jones, a political scientist at the RAND Corp. and the author of Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al-Qaida Since 9/11.
Journalist and author Scott Wallace chronicles a dangerous expedition to find and protect a tribe known as "The People of the Arrow," among the last survivors of an ancient culture that pre-dates the arrival of Columbus.
National Poetry Month is wrapping up and the last hurrah for many poetry fans will be Thursday, which is Poem In Your Pocket day. The idea is to celebrate poetry by tucking a favorite poem into your back pocket to share with family, friends and co-workers.
As part of Morning Edition's Family Matters financial literacy series, Renee Montagne talks to Jane Gross, author of A Bittersweet Season, about caring for her aging mother, and what she wishes she had known before she started.
An inner-city Cleveland community is drawn closer together as it works to transform a dirty vacant lot into a lush communal garden in Seedfolks. Author Paul Fleischman says the title came from an old word meaning "ancestors."
The Civil War remains the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history, and the defining crisis of the nation. But it might easily have started twelve years earlier. Fergus Bordewich tells the story of the compromise that staved off civil war, and also made it inevitable, in his book, America's Great Debate.
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