In the novel, the families of the bridge and groom officially meet for the first time and the mood is anything but celebratory.
What explains the erosion of Wisconsin's century-old progressive legacy? And what does it tell us about the rise of conservative populism in America?
This hour, we revisit some of our best conversations that explore the stories of those who were not free, even as their nation declared its independence.
"This whole age defies exaggeration," says the writer of the satirical news column, The Borowitz Report.
Leni Zumas says many of the laws of her fictional world have been suggested by U.S. lawmakers.
Nearly three years ago, Scott Jurek ran the Appalachian Trail. His new book, which he co-wrote with his wife, catalogs the journey.
Author Michael Twitty on his book "The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History In The Old South."
When Robert Kennedy was shot and killed on June 5, 1968, he died a civil rights hero. But RFK's journey to understand the realities of racism in America was complicated...
We speak with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, who is a Massachusetts native and Harvard graduate. She is in town Friday to deliver the Wellesley College commencement address.
Science writer Carl Zimmer on the history of heredity and how current research is shaping its future
Harvard sociology professor Bruce Western co-led a study of "135 men and women who left state prison in Massachusetts for communities in the Boston area."
Thomas discusses her debut novel and her experiences studying in Turkey.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul's new book examines how the relationship between the U.S. and Russia has changed over the last 30 years.
Two women tied to the history of black women in space exploration gave commencement speeches at ceremonies in the area: Margot Lee Shetterly and Stephanie Wilson.
In his book, Howard Bryant explores the complicated relationship intertwining sports, race, politics, patriotism and more, and the evolution of the "athlete-activist."
Reich discusses how brand new technology and research methods have changed our understanding of our past.
Historian Barabra Berenson on Massachusetts' role in securing the right to vote for women.
Over the eight years of the administration, Pete Souza took almost two million photos of the President Obama, his advisers, and family. And he's collected some of the most iconic...
Lipska is the author of "The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness And Recovery."
"The Overstory" is an epic novel that reimagines our living world and explores humanity's place in it.