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Jennifer Finney Boylan, who wrote the introduction, is the author of several...
The growing number of people who identify as transgender is raising a lot of interesting and complicated questions about gender identity.The new book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a collection of...
The Nigerian group Boko Haram is part of a new generation of Islamist extremists. It was founded in 2002, but received only limited, periodic attention until April when it kidnapped more than 200...
The legendary German conductor Otto Klemperer was one of the most profound musicians of the 20th Century. In the 1960s, nearing the end of his career, he overcame many physical handicaps to create an...
Cowboy Jack Clement, who died in 2013 at age 82, was a prolific producer, songwriter, arranger, and talent scout. He brought Jerry Lee Lewis to Sun Records, helped nurture the career of one of the...
Angela Ricketts, whose husband deployed eight times over 22 years, says she ...
People often expect military wives to be strong and stoic. But in her new memoir, No Man's War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife, Angela Ricketts writes about the difficulties she faced...
The Mockingbird Next Door...
It's probably the most oft-cited literary fantasy of all time: I'm talking about that passage in Catcher in the Rye where Holden Caulfield says: "What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're...
Author Beth Macy worked for years as a reporter for the Roanoke Times. "When...
In the town of Bassett in southern Virginia, some of the downtown street lights are dark. The lamps, maintained by the once prosperous Bassett Furniture Co., are now funded by voluntary contributions...
Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason in the new movie Boyhood, was 6 years old wh...
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers,...