Elaine Showalter's latest book covers famous and obscure authors from 1650 to 2000 -- in this interview, she talks about the history of American women writers.
David Simon, creator of "The Wire," talks about his new seven-part mini-series on HBO about the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Novelist Russell Banks ponders race, religion, capitalism and nationalism, and how these elements are essential to the American story.
Voter registrations challenged, illegally purged voter lists and other tactics to alter the outcome of this year's election.
The public radio host and the venerable musician come together for an hour of witty conversation and original music.
The author and social commentator evaluates the candidacy of Barack Obama and the fate of Black America.
Novelist and professor Francine Prose says that aspiring writers should learn to write by reading the work of great writers.
Three writers discuss themes as varied as consumer electronics, neuroscience and Twitter.
Bob talks to Fradkin about his biography of Wallace Stegner, and Morgen about his new film, 'Chicago 10.'
The Nobel prize-winning author talks about her new book, "A Mercy," a prequel to "Beloved," which many say is the single best work of fiction in the last 25 years.