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In All Our Names, Dinaw Mengestu explores unlikely love in the midst of conflict.
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In a slim, lucid and compulsively readable book, Nathaniel Philbrick makes an enthusiastic case for taking a look at Melville’s classic.
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The neurologist/holistic practioneer knows first-hand the healing power of the arts for veterans.
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Max Brooks really isn’t kidding when it comes to zombies.
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In her memoir Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward attempts to understand the links in the untimely deaths of her brother and four friends.
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The DC Youth Slam Team is an award-winning internationally acclaimed poetry group. Listen to their poems and find out how it all comes together.
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Elizabeth McCracken gives us her take on the differences in writing novels, short stories, and tweets.
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Julie Otsuka’s first novel When the Emperor Was Divine explores her family’s history in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.
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NEA Chairman Jane Chu talks about her ideas for the agency and the place of the arts in her own life.
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The author discusses the latest Big Read pick, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, his novel about an Ethiopian exile in a gentrifying Washington DC neighborhood.