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'The Last Action Heroes,' by Nick de Semlyen, focuses on 8 action stars

NPR's A Martinez speaks to film journalist Nick de Semlyen about the actors who dominated action films in the '80s and '90s — including: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.

Tue Jun 6, 2023 12:17
'Lesbian Love Story' unearths a century of queer romance

Amelia Possanza's debut book Lesbian Love Story: A Memoir in Archives chronicles the lives of queer couples throughout the 20th century.(Image credit: Catapult)

Tue Jun 6, 2023 12:06
Lessons for living a happy life, according to science

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Robert Waldinger, one of the authors of The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study on Happiness.

Mon Jun 5, 2023 23:49
'The Red Hotel': Trying to cover World War II from a 'gilded cage' in Moscow

When Russia's Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, he clamped down on the media. In his new book, author Alan Philps sees parallels to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin who confined reporters in World War II.(Image credit: Courtesy of Pegasus Books)

Mon Jun 5, 2023 23:49
'The Late Americans' is not just a campus novel

Brandon Taylor deftly explores the idea of youth's possibilities and the constraints of time, space, class and wealth disparities through the intersecting lives university students and townspeople.(Image credit: Riverhead Books)

Mon Jun 5, 2023 15:06
Darrin Bell's graphic memoir 'The Talk' references a shared experience among Black parents

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial Darrin Bell about his graphic memoir, "The Talk." The title refers to talks about racism Black parents often give their kids.

Sun Jun 4, 2023 14:55

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