We’ve all experienced miscommunications. Their consequences can range from hilarious… to disastrous. The actor Alan Alda — yes, that Alan Alda — wants to help us avoid them. (Image credit: Jhon Ochoa, Photo-illustration: Renee Klahr/NPR)
Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are experts in what makes democracies healthy — and what leads to their collapse. They warn that American democracy is in trouble.
Leila Slimani’s taut new novel centers on a nanny who kills her two young charges. Critic Maureen Corrigan says despite its retrograde message, The Perfect Nanny is a guilty pleasure. (Image credit: Eslah Attar/NPR)
Writer Andrea Hoffmann tells NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro the story of Patience Ibrahim, a teenager captured and brutalized by Boko Haram. Ibrahim and Hoffmann co-authored the book A Gift from Darkness.
Pierce Brown’s rip-roaring Romans-in-space series Red Rising seemed to come to a triumphant end with last year’s Morning Star. But what was the cost of that triumph, and where will it lead? (Image credit: Eslah Attar/NPR)
Contrary to what you might see on TV, homicide, assault and rapes have decreased in big cities since the 1970s. Patrick Sharkey attributes the change, in part, to something that happened in the ’90s. (Image credit: )