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Science is under attack from quack experts and self-appointed activists, warns a top doctor who has been caught in the crossfires. He makes the case.
Nearly three years ago, Scott Jurek ran the Appalachian Trail. His new book, which he co-wrote with his wife, catalogs the journey.
Meacham dives deeply into America’s proud and not-so-proud past, writing about the discord that has been a pretty constant presence in America throughout its existence.
Three decades of "The Simpsons." We turn our eye on Springfield with a top writer who has been in the mix since day one.
Author Michael Twitty on his book "The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History In The Old South."
"More women are writing, and I would say writing deeper and more important work than men right now, and more women are reading it," says Steve Almond.
The book follows the lives of the pious, attractive and ever-growing Hicks family and their New Light megachurch – a family that seems like a mashup of the Kardashians and...
The U.S. failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. How did that happen? Former head coach Bruce Arena joins Bill Littlefield.
The book's setting feels at times post-apocalyptic, as main character Håkan makes his way from San Francisco to New York to find his brother.
A top historian’s warning on the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America.
Seventy-four years ago today, June 6, 1944, the allies stormed ashore in France to drive the Germans out. Less than a year later, the bloody conflict was over.
Hannah Simone ("New Girl") stars alongside her real-life father Naren Simone in a South Asian tale about the power of self-reliance.
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...
The hero in "The Devil's Half Mile" is investigating the death of his father, who may have been involved in some shady deals.
From Mad Men to memes, the advertising industry is undergoing epic changes. Bestselling author Ken Auletta shares the inside story.
In his book "The Ends of the World," author Peter Brannen looks at what happens to cause the crises, from massive volcanic eruptions to asteroids.
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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.
So you’re middle-aged now, but does that mean you’re really a grown-up? Maybe not.
Science writer Carl Zimmer on the history of heredity and how current research is shaping its future