Feed aggregator

ArtsBeat: Kirkus Announces Finalists for Book Prizes

New York Times book reviews - 19 min 50 sec ago
Siri Hustvedt, Dinaw Mengestu, Roz Chast and Thomas Piketty are among the finalists for the first annual awards.






Categories: Book Reviews

Ominous Tremors At Mt. Ontake Force Rescue Crews Off Volcano

NPR Top Stories - 21 min 10 sec ago

More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano, after new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: 'Stop Campaign Immediately'

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 4 min ago

Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not accede to demonstrators' demands for democratic reforms. Meanwhile, activists have vowed a new phase of civil disobedience on Wednesday.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Book News: First-Ever Kirkus Prize Picks 18 Finalists

NPR Books - 2 hours 4 min ago

Kirkus Reviews has been around, in varying forms, for over 80 years — but it's the new kid in town this awards season. Today, the publication announced the finalists for its inaugural Kirkus Prize.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

In A Desolate Montana, 'The Ploughmen' Unearths Dark Truths

NPR Books - 2 hours 17 min ago

Kim Zupan's debut novel is about the relationship between a deputy sheriff and a hardened killer. This book explores the line between good and evil in a manner that's as honest as it is unsettling.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 40 min ago

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher. That's almost twice the rate of their baby-boomer parents.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

More Single Women Experiencing Economic, Social Independence

NPR Books - 4 hours 14 min ago

There are now more single people in the U.S. than married. Audie Cornish talks to Rebecca Traister, a senior editor at The New Republic, who is working on a book about unmarried women.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 17 min ago

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 17 min ago

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Martha Zarway Of Monrovia: 'I'm A Doctor, So We Can't Run Away'

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 17 min ago

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 43 min ago

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 45 min ago

In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

NPR Books - 5 hours 45 min ago

In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

U.S. Charges Pakistani Man Of Conspiracy Over His Spyware App

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 3:42pm

The Justice Department called this the "first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app."

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Novelist Caitlin Moran Wryly Shows 'How To Build A Girl'

NPR Books - September 29, 2014 - 2:03pm

Caitlin Moran's semi-autobiographical novel is an earnestly written look at a young woman's self-reinvention. How to Build a Girl tackles class, gender and sexuality with both humor and sincerity.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

Washington Post: White House Intruder Made It To Doorway Of Green Room

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 1:40pm

The Secret Service had originally said Omar Gonzalez was apprehended shortly after he burst through the front door after jumping a fence.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 1:17pm

Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

At U.N., Iceland Announces Men-Only Conference On Gender Equality

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 12:33pm

During a speech in front of the General Assembly Gunnar Bragi said the conference would focus on violence against women and would be "unique" because only men and boys are invited.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Who Will Win The 2014 World Series?

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 12:26pm

If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Book Review: 'All The Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid'

NPR Books - September 29, 2014 - 12:13pm

The new book by Matt Bai explores the political resonance of Gary Hart, whose presidential ambitions were dashed when he revealed he had an affair.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews
Syndicate content