November 12, 2012 For Alan Shapiro, reading Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poems was like an discovering an alternate universe. A Coney Island of the Mind elevated him out of the staid world of his parents and changed his sense of self forever. Is there a book that shook your convictions? Tell us about it in the comments.
November 11, 2012 Kindness begets kindness, greed begets suffering and, through it all, redemption ever remains a possibility.
November 11, 2012 On Veterans Day, we remember those who serve to protect our country — including those in the most recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Commentator Sophie Adelman describes the hardship in honoring fallen soldiers.
November 11, 2012 Clay Bennett makes clear what America's veterans have given us, while Pat Bagley reminds us that we have troops in the field who are still giving their all.
November 10, 2012 Donald Trump described Karl Rove's campaign against President Obama as a "waste of money." John Branch channels partisan glee over Rove's on-air dispute with the Fox News Ohio projection, while John Trever offers a lesson from 2006 when Democrats were premature in celebrating Rove's demise.
November 10, 2012 When the 113th Congress convenes in January, New Hampshire will have the first-in-the-nation all-female congressional delegation (as well as a female governor). And each of these women started her political career while raising young kids. That got NPR intern Elizabeth Brown thinking about her childhood in the Granite State.
November 9, 2012 Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together, and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Idra Novey. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put it in the comments below.
November 9, 2012 In the aftermath of their failed bid to retake the White House, will the GOP chart a new course? Tim Eagan and Steve Kelley look at two leading strategies.
November 8, 2012 Barbara Kingsolver's new novel starts when millions of monarch butterflies alight on a mountain in eastern Tennessee. Yet, as author Brian Kimberling describes, the beautiful winged visitors in the novel reveal both humankind's effect on nature and the nature of humankind.