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'Rednecks' chronicles the largest labor uprising in American history

Taylor Brown's Rednecks is a superb historical drama full of violence and larger-than-life characters that chronicles the events of leading to the Battle of Blair Mountain.

Thu May 23, 2024 21:55
How a colorful Malaysian businessman bilked the U.S. Navy for millions

In Fat Leonard, journalist Craig Whitlock tells the story of a defense contractor who plied Navy commanders with lavish meals, trips, cash and sex workers. In return they let him overcharge taxpayers.

Thu May 23, 2024 18:47
Palestinian chef Fadi Kattan offers a tour of Bethlehem in his new cookbook

Bethlehem: A Celebration of Palestinian Food is a love letter to Kattan's boyhood home — and the scents and flavors that made it a special place to learn how to cook.(Image credit: Ashley Lima)

Thu May 23, 2024 14:06
What's it like to live in a vacation spot when tourists leave? 'Wait' offers a window

Set during a uniquely stressful summer for one Nantucket family, Gabriella Burnham's second novel highlights the strong bonds between a mom and her daughters.

Wed May 22, 2024 13:18
Stephen King's new story took him 45 years to write. He tells NPR why

Stephen King is out with a new collection of short stories. As you might expect from the reigning King of Horror, some are terrifying. Some are creepy. Others are laugh-out-loud funny.

Wed May 22, 2024 12:19
Understanding the refugee experience, through a time-traveling British colonizer

This week Code Switch digs into The Ministry of Time, a new book that author Kailene Bradley describes as a "romance about imperialism." It focuses on real-life Victorian explorer Graham Gore, who died on a doomed Arctic expedition in 1847. But in this novel, time travel is possible and Gore is brought to the 21st century where he's confronted with...

Wed May 22, 2024 10:09

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