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NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up about concussions, fears and why he put the brakes on his storied career.
Stephen Walt on U.S. foreign policy failures. He says it all traces back to what Walt calls a “liberal hegemony” and the idea that the U.S. can spread democracy without...
At 19 years old, John Kaag visited the Swiss mountains where the philosopher wrote some of his most important works. Some 20 years later, he went back.
Conservative luminary Max Boot explains why he left the Republican Party and is urging people to vote against the modern GOP.
In his latest book of essays, Jabari Asim takes on America's complicated past and present when it comes to race and racism.
Nicole Chung tells the complicated story of transracial adoption in a new memoir.
French comedian Gad Elmaleh stars in this episode about one little armadillo who doesn't let anyone discourage him from following his dreams. This lively Bolivian folktale tells the origin story...
The Tony Award-winning musical, now a young adult novel, tracks the story of a misfit high school senior -- Evan Hansen -- who gets caught in a lie about being...
Finding and sustaining hope is slow, repetitive work, writes Julie Wittes Schlack. Rage is much easier to access.
Author Sara Farizan discusses her new novel "Here to Stay," which centers on a young man of Iranian and Jordanian descent who becomes the target of a cyberbully.
Author Leta Hong Fincher discusses her new book, "Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China," and why Chinese feminists are being detained for actions like putting up stickers in...
I have earned my literary bona fides, writes Megan Rubiner Zinn, but they don’t make me love romances any less.
The irrepressible Ellie Kemper on her journey from a seemingly ordinary Midwestern childhood to starring in the unusual dark comedy, the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."
Andre Dubus III is the author 7 books, including the novel HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG and his memoir, Townie.
In author Daniel Mason's new book, a barely trained Polish medical student is deployed to tend to wounded soldiers in a dismal field station in the frozen Carpathian Mountains.
Imogen Hermes Gowar's new novel tells the story of how a mysterious corpse of what is said to be a mermaid baby draws crowds and changes lives in 18th-century London.
Selenis Leyva ("Orange is the New Black," "Maniacs") stars as a clever baker in this retelling of a Scottish folktale about the power of a little "please" and "thank you."...
Eric Idle talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about his favorite Monty Python moments, and his new memoir "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography."
Globe-trotting adventurer Bear Grylls wants to get you off the couch and awaken your inner wild child. He shares his ultimate survival tips.