Ben Block spoke with Josh about Iraq and reporting in dangerous regions of the world.
October 01, 2006 | By Ben Block
While skeptics continue to question the authorship of his plays, a new exhibition raises doubts about the authenticity of his portraits.
September 2006 | By Doug Stewart
"A Writer's Beginnings" by Louise Erdrich originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Smithsonian magazine. Here, Erdrich speaks about notable weather, Wal-Mart and writing.
August 01, 2006 | By Courtney Jordan
Corn is one of the plant kingdom's biggest successes. That's not necessarily good for the United States.
July 2006 | By Michael Pollan
By singing of her own hardships, she has given strength to others
November 01, 2005 | By Richard Long
A Kentucky poet draws inspiration from the land that sustains him
November 01, 2005 | By Paul Trachtman
The French author's piquant observations on American gumption and political hypocrisy sound remarkably contemporary 200 years after his birth
July 2005 | By Clell Bryant
In Jackson, Mississippi, preservationists are restoring the verdant retreat that sustained novelist Eudora Welty
April 2005 | By Wendy Mitman Clarke
A century after his death, novelist Jules Verne, who imagined Moon flight and deep-sea voyages, looks more prophetic than ever
March 2005 | By Doug Stewart
The author of the Life of Samuel Johnson spent much of his own life trying to escape the country of his birth
January 2005 | By Tom Huntington
One hundred fifty years after its publication, Henry David Thoreau's meditation remains the ultimate self-help book
August 2004 | By Robert D. Richardson
How an 1882 portrait of the flamboyant man of letters reached the highest court in the land and changed U.S. law forever
May 2004 | By Mitch Tuchman
A new movie rekindles curiosity about the poet's life, love and suicide at age 30
November 2003 | By Robert F. Howe
Berkeley researchers toil to stay abreast of Samuel Clemens' enormous literary output, which appears to continue unabated
September 2003 | By Ron Powers
In his noir satires, novelist and eco-warrior Carl Hiaasen ravages those who dare to desecrate.
June 2003 | By Linton Weeks
Born 200 years ago this month, Ralph Waldo Emerson had some strange ideas about the natural world. Recent research suggests they might even be true
May 2003 | By Frederick Turner
The famed writer discusses her childhood, her writing and the importance of family
April 2003 | By Lucinda Moore
Traveling back roads, brothers Matt and Ted Lee track down authentic foods for mail-order customers hankering after a taste of the Deep South
February 2003 | By Marialisa Calta
Laura Hillenbrand beat the odds to write the hit horse-racing saga while fighting chronic fatigue syndrome, a mysterious disorder starting to reveal its secrets
December 2002 | By Larry Katzenstein
Graham Greene's letters to his paramour, Catherine Walston, trace the hazy line between life and fiction
June 2002 | By Bob Cullen