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Supereasy Vegan: Popeye Pesto

I think it was Plato who said “necessity is the mother of invention.” Never has this maxim resonated more with me than in the kitchen, where many …


'Country Girl' Edna O'Brien On A Lifetime Of Lit, Loneliness And Love

When Edna O'Brien wrote <i>The Country Girls</i> in 1960, the book was acclaimed by critics, banned by the Irish Censorship Board and burned in churches for suggesting that the two small-town girls at the center of the book had romantic lives. Oh, why be obscure? <i>Sex lives.</i><p>Over the half century that's …

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 25, 2013 : NPR

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of April 25, 2013 : NPR

False Notes In Allende's Dear-Diary 'Notebook'

At 19, Maya Vidal, the California-born heroine of Isabel Allende's florid, frenzied and intermittently entertaining novel <i>Maya's Notebook</i>, has already busted out of a wilderness academy for troubled teens in Oregon, been raped and beaten by a trucker, worked as a girl Friday for a drug …

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What would you consider to be a tour of a lifetime? National Geographic Traveler has selected the Met’s “Art Treasures & Ancient Temples: Sicily by Sea aboard Sea Cloud II” as one of its “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” This tour explores the splendors of ancient Greece and Rome on a circumnavigation of Sicily. Details here: Palatine Chapel in the Palace of the Norman Kings, Palermo, Italy. Photograph by Allie Caufield.

What's Cooking? 3 Books That Are More Filling Than Food

Foodie fiction has become a veritable genre, devoted to deliciousness, to making your mouth water, to making you feel suddenly, irrevocably starved — and to making everything, sprouts and bologna included, an aphrodisiac. But what happens when enough is enough? Or when, perhaps, you're on a diet, …

Teen Sexual Assault: Where Does The Conversation Start?

The narrative has become all too familiar: accusations of sexual assault, followed by bullying of the victims on social media.<p>The case in Steubenville, Ohio, last year drew national attention. Two high school football stars were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl. The assault was filmed and …

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of April 25, 2013 : NPR