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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
Life lessons from men after the devastating deaths of their wives. Their stories are raw, real, and inspiring.
Whether we’re 3 or 93, we all love a good story. Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld") stars in this classic Yiddish folktale.
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."
Every Memorial Day, there's a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. A new book tells the story of how that first soldier was selected...
On the surface, coach John Wooden and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar couldn't have seemed less alike. But their decades-long friendship taught both men invaluable lessons.
Thomas discusses her debut novel and her experiences studying in Turkey.
Is there a very long road trip ahead of you? We've got you! This playlist features two hours of your favorite Circle Round stories about our furry and feathered friends....
We just made your road trips so much better. This nearly 90 minute playlist features your favorite Circle Round stories about magic!
Buckle your seat belt for a spectacular ride! This road trip reel features an hour of your favorite Circle Round stories about music including "The Drum," "Sadko and the Sea,"...
The late, great author saw both sides of life -- its existential dread and the absolute silliness of it all.
Like all great works of literature, “The Plot Against America” has become more and more prescient as the years pass -- and ever more terrifying to read.
King has a long history of supporting literacy and liberal causes and was remembered Tuesday for a special act of courage and solidarity.
Roth wrote more than two dozen books, including the 1969 novel "Portnoy's Complaint," and was a fierce satirist and uncompromising realist.
An 1899 expedition to Alaska found wild beauty and coming environmental calamity. What about now? Best-selling author Mark Adams retraced the trek to find out.
Marsai Martin ("Black-ish"), Miles Brown ("Black-ish"), and NPR's own Ofeibia Quist-Arcton star in this story about a brother and a sister who are prepared to do just about anything in...
In order to explore the relationship between the composer and the starling he adopted, author and naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt adopted one of her own.