Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: Charles Manson, Leader Of Murderous Cult, Dies At 83

Charles Manson, Leader Of Murderous Cult, Dies At 83
Rachel Martin talks to Jeff Guinn, author of Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, about the cult leader’s death. Manson has been in prison for orchestrating a series of murders in 1969.

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NPR News: ‘With Ash On Their Faces’: The Story And Struggle Of The Yazidi

‘With Ash On Their Faces’: The Story And Struggle Of The Yazidi
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Cathy Otten about With Ash on Their Faces: Yezidi Women and the Islamic State, her book about the history and personal stories of the religious minority.

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NPR News: ‘The Bad Food Bible’ Says Your Eating Might Not Be So Sinful After All

‘The Bad Food Bible’ Says Your Eating Might Not Be So Sinful After All
In his new book, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains that there might be less evidence against some notoriously bad foods than we think. In fact, maybe we should be eating some of them more often.

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NPR News: A Lady From 1881 Gets A New Portrait In ‘Mrs. Osmond’

A Lady From 1881 Gets A New Portrait In ‘Mrs. Osmond’
Man Booker Prize winner John Banville has written a sequel to Henry James’ The Portrait Of A Lady. ‘It was my initial foolhardiness and overweening pride that made me do it,’ he says.

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NPR News: Cartoonist Reza Farazmand Walks Us Through Some Of His ‘Comics For A Strange World’

Cartoonist Reza Farazmand Walks Us Through Some Of His ‘Comics For A Strange World’
We asked the artist behind the popular webcomic Poorly Drawn Lines to share the thinking behind a few of the hilariously deadpan comics from his latest book.

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NPR News: Priest Responds To Gang Members’ ‘Lethal Absence Of Hope’ With Jobs, And Love

Priest Responds To Gang Members’ ‘Lethal Absence Of Hope’ With Jobs, And Love
Homeboy Industries founder Father Greg Boyle has spent 30 years working in LA with gang members and young people transitioning out of prison. His new book is Barking to the Choir.

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