Books

Language-loving twin sisters discover themselves united by passion but separated by needs in The Grammarians, the eleventh book by Cathleen Schine.

from Bookworm

When you’re a kid, probably the worst thing is not fitting in. For Jonathan Mooney it was torture. He couldn’t read until the age of 12. He was put in a “slow” class.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A clone of Adolf Hitler, an unhappy angel, and and a dad who shapeshifts into a rabbit are all characters in Israeli writer Etgar Keret’s new short story collection called “Fly…

Politics runs through Israeli writer Etgar Keret's short story collection

A clone of Adolf Hitler, an unhappy angel, and and a dad who shapeshifts into a rabbit are all characters in Israeli writer Etgar Keret’s new short story collection called “Fly…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For  Evan Funke   , “F*** your pasta machine” has become something of a rallying cry.

Felix’s Evan Funke unveils his pasta-making techniques

For Evan Funke , “F*** your pasta machine” has become something of a rallying cry.

from Good Food

Say you’re a food writer -- if the world's greatest chef asks to get coffee, would you say no? Well, maybe if you’re Esquire editor  Jeff Gordinier   .

Around the world with Rene Redzepi

Say you’re a food writer -- if the world's greatest chef asks to get coffee, would you say no? Well, maybe if you’re Esquire editor Jeff Gordinier .

from Good Food

Malcolm Gladwell's latest book explores why people struggle so much to understand strangers, and the negative (and even tragic) consequences when we don’t.

Malcolm Gladwell on why we're bad at reading strangers, which can produce tragic outcomes

Malcolm Gladwell's latest book explores why people struggle so much to understand strangers, and the negative (and even tragic) consequences when we don’t.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dunce, by Mary Ruefle, finds meaning everywhere.

Mary Ruefle: Dunce

Dunce, by Mary Ruefle, finds meaning everywhere.

from Bookworm

Learning to read is required at school, but home is where kids learn to want (or even love) to read.

In the digital age, how to make sure kids love printed books?

Learning to read is required at school, but home is where kids learn to want (or even love) to read.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Eighteen years ago this morning, the United States was under attack. Two planes plowed into the World Trade Center, one plane into the Pentagon, and another crashed in Pennsylvania.

How 9/11 unfolded, moment by moment

Eighteen years ago this morning, the United States was under attack. Two planes plowed into the World Trade Center, one plane into the Pentagon, and another crashed in Pennsylvania.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Katya Apekina’s novel The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish has a dark sense of humor, and an interest in the soul.

Katya Apekina: The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish

Katya Apekina’s novel The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish has a dark sense of humor, and an interest in the soul.

from Bookworm

Author Susan Straight spent her whole life in Riverside, where she raised her three daughters.

A multi-generational story of women who created family and history in Riverside

Author Susan Straight spent her whole life in Riverside, where she raised her three daughters.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chanel Miller introduced herself to the public Tuesday ahead of the release of her memoir, Know My Name, later in the month. The lenient sentence handed to Turner in 2016 prompted a public outcry.

Victim of Brock Turner sexual assault reveals her identity

Chanel Miller introduced herself to the public Tuesday ahead of the release of her memoir, Know My Name, later in the month. The lenient sentence handed to Turner in 2016 prompted a public outcry.

from NPR

Sarah Rose Etter’s   The Book of X   belongs to a literary conversation about the grotesque and surreal.

Sarah Rose Etter: The Book of X

Sarah Rose Etter’s  The Book of X  belongs to a literary conversation about the grotesque and surreal.

from Bookworm

For two decades, chef   Josiah Citrin   has been a pillar of LA’s fine dining landscape, along with his lauded restaurant  Melisse    in Santa Monica, which he closed earlier this…

Josiah Citrin on charcoal cooking, Melisse 2.0

For two decades, chef Josiah Citrin has been a pillar of LA’s fine dining landscape, along with his lauded restaurant Melisse  in Santa Monica, which he closed earlier this…

from Good Food

Characters with DNA, blood and soul populate forty three stories and a novella by Peter Orner:   Maggie Brown & Others  .

Peter Orner: Maggie Brown & Others

Characters with DNA, blood and soul populate forty three stories and a novella by Peter Orner:  Maggie Brown & Others .

from Bookworm

Author Téa Obreht was only 25 when her debut novel “The Tiger’s Wife” became a national bestseller.

Author Téa Obreht on westerns, wandering and magical realism

Author Téa Obreht was only 25 when her debut novel “The Tiger’s Wife” became a national bestseller.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When you’re introduced to a cuisine by eating in restaurants, often times the process and pantry seem impenetrable.

Making Korean meals at home is easier than you think, says Sohui Kim

When you’re introduced to a cuisine by eating in restaurants, often times the process and pantry seem impenetrable.

from Good Food

These days Los Angeles chef  Jet Tila    is recognized by millions as a presenter on Iron Chef America. But cooking well, and teaching others how to do it, is still a passion of his.

Improving on the classics with Team Tila

These days Los Angeles chef Jet Tila   is recognized by millions as a presenter on Iron Chef America. But cooking well, and teaching others how to do it, is still a passion of his.

from Good Food

In Testimonios: Early California Through the Eyes of Women, authors Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz transcribed, translated and edited 13 firsthand accounts from women growing up…

Stories of early California through the eyes of women

In Testimonios: Early California Through the Eyes of Women, authors Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz transcribed, translated and edited 13 firsthand accounts from women growing up…

from The 805

What if you could go back in time and relive any moment from your past? That's the basis of the title story in a collection by one of Santa Barbara’s best known living authors, T.C.

T.C. Boyle on writing about gaming addiction

What if you could go back in time and relive any moment from your past? That's the basis of the title story in a collection by one of Santa Barbara’s best known living authors, T.C.

from The 805