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'The Talk' is an epic portrait of an artist making his way through hardships

Despite its weighty, multi-tiered approach — this is not, on multiple levels, an easy read — Darrin Bell's debut graphic memoir is difficult to put down.(Image credit: Henry Holt & Co. )

Thu Jun 8, 2023 13:51
In a climate rife with hate, Elliot Page says 'the time felt right' to tell his story

For much of his life, the Canadian actor experienced gender dysphoria that made him extremely uncomfortable in his own body. "It's like a constant noise," he says. His new memoir is called Pageboy.(Image credit: Flatiron Books)

Wed Jun 7, 2023 18:25
Two summer suspense novels delight in overturning the 'woman-in-trouble' plot

Megan Abbott's Beware the Woman centers on a pregnant newlywed who finds herself isolated in her husband's family cottage. Katie Williams' My Murder is told from the perspective of a murdered woman.(Image credit: Penguin Random House)

Wed Jun 7, 2023 18:25
Aisha Abdel Gawad's debut novel is a 'love letter' to Arab Americans

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with novelist Aisha Abdel Gawad about her new novel Between Two Moons. It's a coming of age story about teenage twins in Brooklyn and takes place during one month of Ramadan.

Tue Jun 6, 2023 23:47
How the SCOTUS 'Supermajority' is shaping policy on everything from abortion to guns

Constitutional lawyer Michael Waldman says there's a growing divide between the electorate and the Court: "the country is moving in one direction ... the Court is moving fast in another direction."(Image credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

Tue Jun 6, 2023 19:55
'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

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