Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 12:51 pm
You may be used to hearing about Iran in the news — about its strained relationship with the U.S., or its internal political unrest, or the possible nuclear threat Iran poses.
But you may not hear much about Iran's impact on America's culture — from poetry to Silicon Valley entrepreneurship.
That's why Tell Me More's senior producer, Iran Davar Ardalan, decided to write the new digital book The Persian Square.
Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 7:45 am
The March issue of The Atlantic features an essay from Christopher Orr called "Why Are Romantic Comedies So Bad?"* In it, Orr asserts that romantic comedies have been "lackluster for decades." Decades.
Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 12:17 pm
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.
Originally published on Sun March 3, 2013 7:44 pm
Author Jamaica Kincaid is out with a new novel, her first in 10 years.
Kincaid is perhaps best known for her books At the Bottom of the River and The Autobiography of My Mother. Her new book, See Now Then, tackles some difficult themes.
The novel opens with a scene of a seemingly idyllic home life in small-town New England. But it is soon clear the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Sweet is anything but sweet.
Originally published on Sun March 3, 2013 3:35 pm
The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen A Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.