Accelerating the pace of engineering and science.
The novel by Andrew Sean Green follows aptly named protagonist Arthur Less as he travels the world in a quest to avoid his his ex-lover's wedding.
Zeeya Merali's book tackles the possibility that scientists are getting closer to creating a tiny universe in the laboratory.
Joe Berkowitz used to cringe when friends dropped a particularly painful pun — until he witnessed his first Punderdome competition.
Author Ben H. Winters' best-selling 2016 novel "Underground Airlines" is set in present day, but in an America where Abraham Lincoln never took office and slavery is legal in four states.
In 1899, George and Willie Muse, the African-American children of sharecroppers, were lured from their home to become part of a sideshow. Author Beth Macy tells their story.
Journalist Amy Ettinger has traveled from coast to coast to visit stores, farms and more in search of everything ice cream. She's recorded her findings in a new book, "Sweet Spot."
Francis Scott Key is most famous for writing the "Star Spangled Banner." But after he penned the now-famous lyrics, he hardly mentioned them.
What does a flag say about the country that flies it? Journalist Tim Marshall set out to answer that question in his book, "A Flag Worth Dying For."
Tennis great John McEnroe says his fiery temper first helped him focus on court. Then he lost control of it.
Otis Sanford explores how race has shaped politics in Tennessee's second-largest city in his new book "From Boss Crump to King Willie."
Jas Obrecht's new book collects conversations with some of the leading guitar players in the history of rock music.
Using infographics, cartoons and clear explanations, co-authors Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson aim to break down complex scientific ideas.
After a visit to East Africa in college, Jeffrey Gettleman set his heart on finding a way to return and make his life there.
Lisa Ko's debut novel tells the story of Deming Guo, whose mother Polly, an immigrant from China living in the U.S. illegally, disappears when he's 11 years old.
Barbara Lynch grew up in a housing project in South Boston, and never finished high school. Now she oversees seven restaurants in the Boston area.
Lehane is known for gritty crime thrillers that feature hard-headed male protagonists. But at the center of his new book is a woman with a troubled past.
Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger captivated a TED Talk audience when they told the story of how Stranger raped Elva when they were teens, and met again years later.
Webb joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about his rise to fame and his new memoir, "The Cake and the Rain."
In her new book "An Unseen Angel," Alissa Parker describes how she found joy and hope in her life again after her daughter was killed in the 2012 mass shooting.
When naturalist and author Lyanda Lynn Haupt decided to write the story of the relationship of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his pet starling, she knew that she had to do some field research.