Arts Jul 01

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Book recommendations for every kind of summer reader

This summer, many vacationers will be packing a good book along with their sunscreen and towels. NPR’s Maureen Corrigan and The Washington Post’s Carlos Lozada join Jeffrey Brown to review a collection of the season’s best reads, including novels that…

Arts Jul 01

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There’s no shame in making summer reading fun

Make sure you cover up this summer — with sunscreen. But your chick lit, schlocky novels, and frivolous fiction? No way, says writer Jennifer Weiner summer reading in her NewsHour essay. Embrace the F-word this Fourth of July, she says.

Arts Jun 30

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The unsung women heroes of America’s space program

They were living, breathing, walking, talking calculators who were key to America’s early space program. And they were women — and largely forgotten. At the time, the supercomputers that NASA now uses to crunch its numbers didn’t exist. Nathalia Holt…