Most Commented Stories Tagged: books

Health & Medicine

A new book recounts the forgotten history of autism

We tend to think of autism as a modern disease — “the unique disorder of our uniquely disordered times," as author Steve Silberman writes in a new book. But that idea, he says, doesn't quite square with the facts. The real history of autism is less known and more tragic — both for the people who suffered from the disorder and for the doctor, Hans Asperger, whose pioneering ideas about autism were long neglected.

Conflict & Justice

Banned Saudi novel

A Saudi Arabian novel, banned in the Kingdom, is now available in the US in English translation; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Saudi author Yousef Al-Mohaimeed about his book "Wolves of the Crescent Moon."

Arts, Culture & Media

Salman Rushdie's new novel

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Salman Rushdie about his new novel, 'The Enchantress of Florence,' and with The World's book critic, Christopher Merrill. Rushdie's 1981 novel, 'Midnight's Children,' has just won the Best of the Booker Prize award.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer and Global Hit

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Two of Zimbabwe's leading protest poets, Comrade Fatso and Outspoken, grew up on the streets of Harare. They speak with anchor Marco Werman about their hip-hop street poetry.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the town of Greenville, Michigan. The town is being sued for copyright infringement over a statue of the ?Little Mermaid,?Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the director of the Chamber of Commerce Kathy Jo Vanderlon.