The retelling of the 1782 French novel has just as much betrayal and bed-hopping as the original, but in a new locale. Author Sophfronia Scott explains why Harlem — and how she writes good sex scenes. (Image credit: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)
Videogame writer Walt Williams describes his Red-Bull-and-Adderal-fueled advancement in a competitive and secretive industry. Critic Jason Sheehan says the book “plays out … like a videogame.” (Image credit: Christina Ascani/NPR)
After a rocky end to her marriage with her longtime collaborator, the bestselling female country music singer ever is back with her first studio album in 15 years
Indian Country Today Media Network announced it would “cease active operations.” That leaves a big hole in news coverage by, and about, Native Americans. (Image credit: Courtesy of the Oneida Indian Nation)
Owner Mark Fleischman’s memoir drops plenty of celebrity names while detailing the day-to-day logistics (and the drugs) that kept the nightspot running. (Image credit: Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images)
NPR’s Scott Simon talks to author Alice McDermott about her new novel, The Ninth Hour. It starts with a suicide and then reveals how the kindness of faithful strangers can steer people’s lives.