Most Active Stories
- Viral Video: 'XMas Jammies' Features WNCN Anchor Penn Holderness And His Family
- DOT Secretary And SELC Director Debate Bonner Bridge
- Listeners Comment: NC Ranks #7 On List Of Nation’s Worst Drivers
- Professors: NC Conservative Think Tank Trying To 'Bully' Chapel Hill Instructor
- The Case Against Multivitamins Grows Stronger
Hosts, Reporters and Producers
Host, "All Things Considered"
Executive Producers and Hosts, "The People's Pharmacy"
Producer, "The State of Things"
Host, "Morning Edition"
Changing Economy Reporter
Digital News Editor
Back Porch Music Announcer & Operations
Host / Reporter
Reporter & Producer, Morning News
Assistant News Director
Host, "The State of Things"
Greensboro Bureau Chief
Associate Producer, "The State of Things"
Web Producer & Back Porch Music Host @keithweston
Wed February 27, 2013
Book News: New Claims About Nixon In Posthumous Robert Bork Memoir
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.
- According to the AP, a memoir out next month from Robert Bork, the solicitor general under President Nixon, claims that Nixon promised him the next open spot on the Supreme Court after Bork fired Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox in 1973's "Saturday Night Massacre." Bork, who died last December, was ultimately nominated to the High Court by President Reagan in 1987. But he was rejected by the Senate — after hearings that "marked the modern battle lines over judicial nominations," as NPR's Nina Totenberg has said.
- Martha Graham Cracker, a legendary Philadelphia drag performer (whose costumes, incidentally, are very Seussian), became a subject of controversy this week after she was asked — and then uninvited — by an afterschool program to read Dr. Seuss to children for National Read Across America Day. A local church will host her instead.
- Course syllabi from W.H. Auden and David Foster Wallace.
- English actor and probable vampire Russell Brand is working on another revelatory "Booky Wook," which will delve into his marriage to singer Katy Perry. What exactly is wrong with just calling it a "book"?
- Writer (and former NPR NewsPoet) Paisley Rekdal won the $10,000 Rilke Prize for her book of poems, Animal Eye.
- Vampires in the Lemon Grove author Karen Russell on missing the word "Hallelujah" during Lent in an interview with author Claire Vaye Watkins: "I was raised Catholic and one of my favorite times of year was right after Lent, Easter Sunday, when you can say 'Hallelujah' again. I don't know if any other kid felt the famine of Hallelujahs."
Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.