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Reinventing The Cheese Wheel: From Farmhouse To Factory And Back Again

NPR Books - 1 hour 34 min ago

A new book traces the transatlantic cheese wars that led to the rise of factory cheeses and loss of traditional varietals, and looks at the farmhouse cheesemakers working to restore that lost legacy.

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A Look At The Man Who Started 21st Century Fox

NPR Books - December 14, 2017 - 1:45pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Vanda Krefft, author of The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox about the origins of the studio, 21st Century Fox, that was sold today. Born in Hungary, Wilhelm Fuchs came to the U.S. where officials changed the family name to Fox. As a teenager, Fox was inspired to buy a peepshow theatre and got into the movie business.

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Poetry's Not Dead, And Here Are Books To Help Appreciate It

NPR Books - December 14, 2017 - 1:45pm

Our poetry reviewer, Tess Taylor, received a stack of books over the course of this year to help encourage reading poetry. She began reading skeptically, but grew to love two of them: Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder and A Little Book on Form by Robert Hass.

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Tiffany Haddish: 'I Know What I'm Supposed To Do Here On This Earth'

NPR Books - December 14, 2017 - 2:07am

The Girl's Trip actress has had what seems like a meteoric rise over the last year: a blockbuster movie, a gig hosting Saturday Night Live, and now a new memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.

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As Marriage Standards Change, A Therapist Recommends 'Rethinking Infidelity'

NPR Books - December 13, 2017 - 11:23am

Esther Perel has spent the past six years focusing on couples who are dealing with infidelity. "It's never been easier to cheat — and it's never been more difficult to keep a secret," she says.

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Critic's 'Ghost List' Has Books, Music And A TV Show That Deserve A Second Look

NPR Books - December 13, 2017 - 11:23am

Every year, critic John Powers is haunted by the things he wishes he'd reviewed. The themes his 2017 "Ghost List" range in spirit from cosmic surrealism to ripped-from-the-headlines immediacy.

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Don't Invite These Guys To Your Holiday Party

NPR Books - December 13, 2017 - 8:06am

Lest ye be judged.

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

NPR Books - December 13, 2017 - 2:02am

Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

NPR Books - December 12, 2017 - 9:13am

Fresh Air's book critic says her 2017 list is chaotic in a good way. "These books zing off in all directions: They're fresh, unruly and dismissive of the canned and contrived."

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