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1 Trip To Trader Joe's + $20 = 5 Easy Vegan Dinners

You CAN have it all (vegan)!<p>Whether you are already full-on vegan or you want to try out vegan cooking, this Trader Joe's recipe series is for you. These vegan dinners are fast, simple, and cheap, and we have a PLAN for the shopping and cooking that will make it EASY.<p>With $20 and one trip to Trader …

Healthy Eating

'This Song Is Uncomfortable': Macklemore And Jamila Woods On 'White Privilege'

Macklemore knows what you think of him. The Seattle rapper born Ben Haggerty told me that he spent the first few days following the release of his new song, "White Privilege II," reading the thinkpieces that greeted — or bemoaned — its arrival. And then he had to take a break, take Twitter off his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Book Diagnoses Darwin With Anxiety And Warhol As A Hoarder

Was Andy Warhol a collector of beautiful and mundane things, or was he a full-blown hoarder? Did Abraham Lincoln suffer from melancholia, or was he clinically depressed? Did Albert Einstein have autism? These are the questions journalist Claudia Kalb seeks to answer in her new book, <i>Andy Warhol Was</i> …

Hoarding

How Do We Read Books Embedded With Racism?

Last week, a conversation on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, about reading books with difficult material surrounding race and gender to your children, sparked a lot of criticism.<p>NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with editor Jeremy Adam Smith about the controversy over <i>A Birthday Cake For George Washington</i>, a …

Books

Diane Rehm Finds New Life In The Profound Challenge Of Being Alone

For decades, Diane Rehm has hosted her own daily talk show. The Peabody Award winner first took over as host of the midday show for NPR member station WAMU in 1979; only late last year, Rehm announced that she plans to retire sometime after the 2016 presidential election.<p>That decision, in part, …

Penguin Random House

Fresh Air Weekend: Alison Bechdel's 'Fun Home'; 'Blackout' Drunkenness

Fresh Air Weekend<i>highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This</b> …

Self-Acceptance

Privilege And Pressure: A Memoir Of Growing Up Black And Elite In 'Negroland'

Growing up in the 1950s, Margo Jefferson was part of Chicago's black upper class. The daughter of a prominent doctor and his socialite wife, Jefferson inhabited a world of ambition, education and sophistication — a place she calls "Negroland."<p>That afforded her many opportunities, the Pulitzer …

Black History

Mary Karr On Writing Memoirs: 'No Doubt I've Gotten A Million Things Wrong'

Author Mary Karr has written three memoirs and is often credited with popularizing the genre, but she still jokes that hers is a "low-rent form."<p>"When I was in grad school, I remember Geoffrey Wolff saying [the memoir] was like inscribing the Lord's Prayer on a grain of rice," Karr tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> …

Literature

Keith Richards: The 'Fresh Air' Interview

The guitarist for the Rolling Stones has a new solo album, <i>Crosseyed Heart.</i> Richards is also the subject of the new Netflix documentary, <i>Under the Influence.</i> <i>Originally broadcast Oct. 25, 2010.</i><p>Transcript<p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. Rolling Stones guitarist, …

Guitar

Fresh Air Weekend: Mary Karr On Writing Memoirs; A Minister Who Embraces Outsiders

Fresh Air Weekend<i>highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:</i><p><b>Mary</b> …

Writing

Comic Jim Gaffigan On Stand-Up, Faith And Opening For The Pope

Comedian Jim Gaffigan has a big gig on Saturday: He's performing at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia for an estimated audience of 1.5 million, including, perhaps, Pope Francis.<p>"I think I might be opening for the popemobile driving in," Gaffigan jokes to <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross.<p>A …

Comedy

'Becoming Nicole' Recounts One Family's Acceptance Of A Transgender Child

When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, Jonas and Wyatt, at birth in 1997, they were thrilled at the idea of having two sons. For a while, it was virtually impossible to tell the boys apart. But as they grew older, one child, Wyatt, started insisting that he was a girl.<p>"I [was] …

LGBTQI

The Story Behind Mark Ronson's Hit Song 'Uptown Funk'

The producer says there was a time when his co-writers thought, "Maybe this song wasn't meant to be." He also describes working with Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars. <i>Originally broadcast April 16, 2015.</i><p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. The song "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson …

Music

Chocolate Bacon Shot Glasses

Food blogger Through the Eyes of My Belly offers up her first blog post and boy is it a doozy! She carefully wrapped bacon strips around foil molds, …

Don't Be the Person Who Screws Up a Baked Potato—Avoid These Common Mistakes

Sour cream can't fix everything. Avoid these common mistakes, and learn how to make a better baked potato.<p>There are baked potatoes, says Rick Martinez, <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s associate food editor… and then there are <i>baked potatoes</i>. There's a crater-like gap between the revelatory and the "just okay," and …

Cooking

Steve Harvey Finally Explains His Miss Universe Mistake

"When I walked off, everything was cool … after that, all hell broke loose."<p>Steve Harvey is finally sharing his side of the story after his Miss Universe mistake was seen around the world. In case you've been living under a rock, the comedian announced the wrong winner in the final moments of the …

Steve Harvey

Fresh Air Weekend: Our Critics Pick The Best TV, Books, Movies And Music Of 2015

Fresh Air Weekend<i>highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This</b> …

Books

10 Healthy Food Swaps to Benefit Your New Year’s Diet

10 simple but effective food swaps that will set your New Year’s diet up for success.<p>We all know how it goes with New Year's diets: For two weeks (if …

The 15 Best Books of 2015

Rewarding reflections on time, love, loss, courage, creativity, and other transformations of the heart.<p>In the spirit of treating my annual best-of reading lists as a sort of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse, reflecting not aspirational priorities for the new year but what proved most worth …

Literature

5 amazing 2015 books to read right now — and what you should read after them - Vox

Your last-second gift guide is right here.<p>Recommending books can be a tricky endeavor. If someone comes away from <i>Wuthering Heights</i> flush with enjoyment and looking for more, do you suggest a gothic romance? A Brontë biography? Or do you hand her a walking guide to the moors? (Honestly, that walking …

The 24 Best Literary Debuts Of 2015

Here are the most exciting new voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in 2015 (ranked in no particular order).

5 Literary Hotels for Book Lovers

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The best book we've read all year: Guardian writers and readers look back

How to Be an Alien by George Mikes (1946)<p>I may have mentioned this before, but I’m a dad now. As a result, almost all the books I’ve received this year remain hopelessly unread. Some of them – like What She Left by TR Richmond and The Universe in our Hand by Christophe Galfard – are supposed to be …

Books

I read 164 books in 2015 and tracked them all in a spreadsheet. Here's what I learned. - Vox

My life became a cultural wasteland after my daughter was born. No more books, no more movies — only television provided a last, desperate bastion of artistic connection, consumed in small doses through a semi-conscious daze. I felt bad about not reading; as a librarian with two English literature …

How To Reach Your Goal Of Reading Over 50 Books In The Coming Year

A year ago, I decided I wanted to do a long-term project.<p>I’d been working 60-hour weeks in a career I really didn’t care for, running all over the …

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Decorations

'The Joy Of Half A Cookie' And Other Mindful Mantras For Weight Loss

Every now and then, a Julia Child or Michael Pollan come along and changes the way we eat.<p>Could Jean Kristeller, America's leading mindful eating researcher and the author of a new self-help book, The Joy of Half a Cookie<i>,</i> published Tuesday, be next? I'm of a mind to say maybe.<p>Back when Kristeller, …

Nutrition

'Come Together' Tops Beatles' Most Streamed Songs List

The Beatles made their legendary catalog available to streaming services on Christmas Eve, and after two days of streaming, Spotify offered up some …

Music