Fairy tales in prime time Fairy Tales are often used as the basis for modern day story lines. But recently we've seen a real upsurge in the number of television and movie projects based on these favorite story lines. Why are these historic tales making such a comeback now? And are the re-tellings any good?Midmorning, December 27, 2011
Author Lisa See on her Chinese American heritage Lisa See is the author of "Shanghai Girls" and "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan." Many of her books center on Chinese and Chinese American characters. She discusses her writing and the influence of her Chinese American heritage at the Hennepin Country Central Library in downtown Minneapolis.Midday, December 21, 2011
Hanukkah Lights 2011 NPR's annual holiday program celebrating the Jewish festival of lights. Hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz read from a collection of specially commissioned stories centering on Hanukkah.Midday, December 20, 2011
Minn. poet Bly celebrates friend's Nobel Acclaimed Minnesota poet Robert Bly is helping celebrate the Nobel Prize for Literature claimed recently by his longtime friend, Sweden's Tomas Transtromer.December 13, 2011
Q&A: Eric Utne, magazine founder Utne Reader, the Minneapolis-based compendium of progressive writing and alternative media, is relocating to Topeka, Kan., the magazine's publisher announced Monday.December 6, 2011
'11/22/63' : Stephen King on his new time travel book Stephen King's latest novel, "11/22/63", centers on a man who travels back in time to try to prevent JFK's assassination. King discusses the book and his writing career at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.Midday, December 1, 2011
'Fahrenheit 451' finally out as an e-book Ray Bradbury, science fiction/fantasy author and longtime enemy of the e-book, has finally allowed his dystopian classic "Fahrenheit 451" to be published in digital format.November 29, 2011
Talking Volumes: Colson Whitehead Author Colson Whitehead joined Kerri Miller to discuss zombies, Twitter, his childhood journal and his new book, Zone One.
Recorded at the Fitzgerald Theater on November 2nd.Midmorning, November 7, 2011
The tragedy of Arthur In his new novel, Arthur Phillips spins a tale within a tale about a novelist named Arthur Phillips, and his discovery of a long-lost play by Shakespeare. Is Phillips writing about himself, and is the play the real thing? Find out on Midmorning.
Originally broadcast April 26, 2011.Midmorning, October 28, 2011
Author Charles Frazier goes contemporary in newest book Charles Frazier, author of the best-selling novel "Cold Mountain," is moving forward in time, in his newest book. His novel, "Nightwoods," is a thriller, set around 1960 in a remote community in the forested mountains of North Carolina.October 24, 2011