Arts & Entertainment
Apr 22, 2014 — Alan Cheuse reviews the novel In Praise of Hatred, by Khaled Khalifa. The book, which was recently translated to English, features a young Muslim girl in 1980s Syria.
Apr 22, 2014 — NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Amy Schumer stands out by using her own sex appeal to challenge double standards about women — and, of course, she's funny.
Apr 22, 2014 — The strategy of going to the Supreme Court to challenge Proposition 8 was controversial within the gay-rights movement. Now, Jo Becker's new book is proving to be controversial as well.
Apr 22, 2014 — Comedienne and actress Margaret Cho shares some of her favorite songs for Tell Me More's series "In Your Ear."
Apr 22, 2014 — Tell Me More continues its national poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributors Mikki Kendall and Bridget Johnson share their Twitter poems.
Apr 22, 2014 — Also: The battle over the word "literally," Claudia Rankine won the $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize.
Apr 22, 2014 — Francine Prose's new Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 concerns itself with the malleability of truth — but stumbles with characters who are flamboyantly quirky, rather than truly engaging.
Apr 22, 2014 — Colson Whitehead's account of his anhedonic adventures at the World Series of Poker is tough and tasty — like a good piece of beef jerky.
Apr 21, 2014 — The Ballad of a Small Player is set in the murky underworld of Macau's casinos. Reviewer Tash Aw calls the novel a masterful and thrilling collision of old Asia and 21st century glamour.
Apr 21, 2014 — Many comedians think that explaining jokes ruins jokes, but Hari Kondabolu doesn't mind. Especially when it comes to jokes about race and ethnicity, he's willing to explain until everyone gets it.