Azar Nafisi on Iran and human rights Author and activist Azar Nafisi says the repression in Iran goes beyond the holding of the three American hikers. She talks about how the Iranian regime tries and occasionally fails to stifle creative expression.9:06 a.m.
Azar Nafisi: Author of the memoirs "Reading Lolita in Tehran" and "Things I've Been Silent About."
Rin Tin Tin, chickens and Susan Orlean Animals interest writer Susan Orlean. Chickens and mules show up in her writing for the New Yorker lately. That fascination extends to Orlean's latest writing on the life of Rin Tin Tin.10:06 a.m.
Susan Orlean: Staff writer for the New Yorker magazine. She's perhaps best known as the author of "The Orchid Thief." Her most recent book is for children, "Lazy Little Loafers."