Rachel Shteir's exhaustive new book traces shoplifting through the ages, and examines theories behind why people steal.
A new book explores how big business and political systems benefit from classifying race as biological category.
In 1960s Russia, friendships develop, feuds and fist-fights erupt and romance blossoms for those waiting in 'The Line.'
Obreht recently became the youngest person ever to win the Orange Prize, given every year to the best English-language novel by a woman.
William Foege, one of the scientists who led the global campaign that eradicated smallpox, talks about the other six diseases he'd like to kill off.
A young boy hopes that he might have the ability to wiggle his nose and make a stressful family situation turn TV picture-perfect.
Nebraska police officer Kathryn Bolkovac went to Bosnia in 1999 and discovered western officials were involved in trafficking of young women.
In Mary McDonagh Murphy's film, new facts about "To Kill a Mockingbird" and Harper Lee are uncovered, and the enduring significance of the story is discussed in interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, Anna Quindlen and many others.
A science fiction novel about a war between people and robots brings humanity to both.
Almost 350 years ago, Harvard University graduated its first Native American student. Author Geraldine Brooks imagines his experience in the unfamiliar, Puritan culture of the university.