Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Wakefield by Andrei Codrescu. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 7, 2009 — The act of passing on a passion is one of the greatest gifts you can give. Book critic Maureen Corrigan promises that the books on this list — mostly slim, unforgettable volumes about places or things that the writers themselves deeply love — are merrily infectious.
Sep 17, 2009 — If you think fashion is just for rich socialites and reality show stars, you've been watching too much MTV. Melissa Walker has three books that show the key to style isn't cash — it's creativity.
Mar 19, 2009 — Author Eric Kraft describes Rem Koolhaas' Delirious New York as a "sometimes outrageous retroactive manifesto" about architecture and city planning — in short, a book not to miss.
Dec 8, 2005 — Poet and All Things Considered commentator Andrei Codrescu writes that better than a book is the gift of a storyteller from a storytelling city, New Orleans: "There are masses of humans who just need to stay warm and calm and tell stories."
Sep 14, 2005 — Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by Hurricane Katrina are trying to set up new homes in strange places. But how do you create a home when everything you love has been reduced to rubble?
Jan 29, 2005 — Architect and author Christopher Alexander recently issued the final book of his four-volume tome, The Nature of Order, In it, he attempts to define and understand the "life" and livability of structures, spaces and cities.