Mar 13, 2013 — In Joyce Carol Oates' latest novel, apparitions haunt the streets of sleepy 1905 Princeton, N.J. Oates says she wanted to explore the hypocrisy of wealthy white America in that era with her portrayal of a town where the denial of social and racial injustice produces monsters.
Mar 15, 2013 — Joyce Carol Oates' The Accursed, a genre-bending, supernatural, historical novel, debuts at No. 10.
Mar 5, 2013 — Set at the turn of the century within the grand houses of Princeton, The Accursed is populated with specters, demons and even a vampire. But the real monsters in Joyce Carol Oates' chilling tale are the members of Princeton's elite, who preach from the pulpits and judge without compassion.
Mar 4, 2009 — Tell Me More salutes Women's History Month with a commemoration of civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells. Paula Giddings, author of the book Ida: A Sword Among Lions, tells how Wells forged a unique path in the early civil rights movement.
May 13, 2006 — A small, interracial group plans to meet Monday on the steps of the town courthouse. They'll read a resolution condemning the May 1916 lynching of Jesse Washington. He was accused of killing a local farmer's wife.
Aug 29, 2005 — Farai Chideya talks with Marilyn Nelson, poet laureate of Connecticut and author an emotional narrative poem on the death of Emmett Till. Nelson explains why she wrote the poem for young adults, and how it challenges readers to speak out against modern-day injustices.