Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: In New Book, Journalists Alleges Russian Links To Mysterious Deaths Abroad

In New Book, Journalists Alleges Russian Links To Mysterious Deaths Abroad
BuzzFeed News editor Heidi Blake says Russian agents in Britain killed exiled Russian oligarchs, security officials and others critical of the Kremlin. Her new book is From Russia with Blood.

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NPR News: ‘From Russia With Blood’ Doesn’t Capture The Messy Nature Of Russian Politics

‘From Russia With Blood’ Doesn’t Capture The Messy Nature Of Russian Politics
Buzzfeed’s Heidi Blake fails to support a dubious argument, but the book is worth reading for its recap of more than a dozen murder and suspicious death stories during a two-decade period.

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NPR News: Stephen Miller And ‘The Camp Of The Saints,’ A White Nationalist Reference

Stephen Miller And ‘The Camp Of The Saints,’ A White Nationalist Reference
The White House adviser has read the racist 1973 book, according to leaked emails. For far-right activists, the work of fiction has helped to shape real ideology and anti-immigration stances.

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NPR News: How 1 Study Changed The Field Of Psychiatry Forever

How 1 Study Changed The Field Of Psychiatry Forever
NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Susannah Cahalan about her new book, The Great Pretender, which tells the story of a landmark study that transformed the field of mental health.

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NPR News: ‘Sorrow Is Not The Same As Pessimism’: Comedian Jenny Slate

‘Sorrow Is Not The Same As Pessimism’: Comedian Jenny Slate
Now that she’s released her first Netflix stand-up special (Stage Fright) and her first book (Little Weirds), Slate says she’s finally finding her comedic voice in smallness.

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NPR News: Pete Townshend On Creativity, ‘The Age Of Anxiety’ And The Who’s New Record

Pete Townshend On Creativity, ‘The Age Of Anxiety’ And The Who’s New Record
Townshend talks about his debut novel, how it relates to The Who’s rock opera, Tommy, and what he’d say now to his younger self – the one who wrote the lyric “I hope I die before I get old.”

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NPR News: For November, Men Reading Romance — And More

For November, Men Reading Romance — And More
This month, cozy up to a bunch of pro ballplayers who end up solving their relationship hassles by reading romance, a gender-flipped classic rom-com and an intrepid Victorian lady ghostbuster.

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