May 4, 2001 Ruth Reichl is editor in chief of Gourmet magazine and a former restaurant critic for The New York Times. Her book Tender at the Bone: Growing up at the Table, described her lifelong passion for food. She continues her story with Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table.
June 10, 1999 Charges of fictionalization in Rigoberta Menchu's Nobel Prize-winning autobiography fuel a passionate debate: Can rewritten "facts" still do justice to the truth?
October 16, 1998 Film Critic Pat Dowell reports on Beloved, the new movie by Jonathan Demme based on the Toni Morrison novel. The movie was produced by and stars Oprah Winfrey.
February 25, 1998 Commentator Patt Morrison makes the point that presidential affairs are nothing new. While the Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair caused quite a stir, she says there are far more romantic presidential tales to tell.
October 3, 1996 Junot Diaz is a young writer who was born in the Dominican Republic. He was raised there, but also in New Jersey, and he has just published a collection of stories about growing up on his old home island and in the U.S. The book is called Drown.
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