Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge by Kee Malesky. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Oct 28, 2010 — Do you know why ice forms on the top of a pond? Or that red hair is the rarest? Kee Malesky does. The venerable NPR librarian has been dubbed "the source of all human knowledge." She shares her fact-finding prowess with the world in a new book, All Facts Considered.
Oct 23, 2010 — Did you know that the average American drinks 22.7 gallons of coffee a year? Or that watermelons are vegetables? Kee Malesky does. For 20 years, Malesky, NPR's longest-serving librarian, has done the research to keep us all accurate. She compiles her favorite bits of "inessential knowledge" in a new book.
Aug 23, 2010 — It's safe to say that most Americans don't spend much time thinking about intellectual property law. But in Common As Air, Lewis Hyde explains why these laws profoundly affect our culture — and how they are based on assumptions that are artificial, illogical and outdated.
Oct 2, 2004 — NPR's Scott Simon talks to Lawrence Weschler about his new collection of essays Vermeer in Bosnia. Weschler's topics range from the war crimes trials in Bosnia to the unique quality of light in the paintings of Johannes Vermeer, and in Los Angeles.