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'Ride Around Shining' Reimagines Gatsby's Nouveau-Riche Excess
Chris Leslie-Hynan's debut novel follows a white grad student who's a chauffeur to a black basketball player. It references The Great Gatsby often with fresh takes on race, manhood and meritocracy.
In 'Blue Eyed Boy,' Author Reveals Long Recovery From Facial Burns
Robert Timberg, who was disfigured by a land mine as a Marine in Vietnam, went on to become a successful journalist. His new memoir Blue Eyed Boy charts his struggle to recover from his wounds.
What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL
Linda Wertheimer talks with Bloomberg View sportswriter Kavitha Davidson about the NFL's suspension of the Baltimore Ravens running back for assaulting his then-fiancee, now wife.
Crime Writer Creates A Hero For Her Beloved, Much-Maligned South LA
In her new book, Rachel Howzell Hall introduces Elouise "Lou" Norton, a fiercely ambitious homicide detective who patrols the same Los Angeles streets that she — and Hall — grew up on.
LA Bicycle Commuters Form 'Bike Trains' For Safety
A challenge in getting people to bike in big cities is fear of an accident. So a group of activists started a network of bicycle commuters. This story first aired on Weekends on All Things Considered.
U.S. Aid To Rebels In Syria: Too Little Too Late?
Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.
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