Books

6:01pm

Thu October 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot: Taking a Chance

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

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5:41pm

Mon September 22, 2014
The Litography Project

The Book Report: Cara Black

Cara Black
Cal Tabuena-Frolli

The Book Report is a new series where we talk to local authors about the books they love. Writer Cara Black shared her pick - The Lover, by Marguerite Duras - with Ninna Gaensler-Debs.

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12:11pm

Thu July 31, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 7.31.14 Duplitecture + Life-Changing Reads

99% Invisible: "Duplitecture"  The best knock-offs in the world are in China. There are plenty of fake designer handbags and Rolexes but China’s knock-offs go way beyond fashion. There are knock-off Apple stores that look so much like the real thing, some employees believe they are working in real Apple stores.  And then there are entire knock-off cities.

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9:23am

Thu July 31, 2014
Arts & Culture

What books should thoughtful people be reading this summer?

What philosophers, philosophies, or philosophical issues would you like to read up on over the summer? John and Ken discuss one of this year's most talked-about books, Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty, with political scientist Shannon Stimson. They also get summer reading suggestions from author Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, whose new book is Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away, and Yale University philosopher Jason Stanley, author of the forthcoming Why Propaganda Matters.

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12:00am

Thu July 17, 2014
Arts & Culture

Your Call: What are you reading this summer?

Children at Oakland Public Library in California participate in the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign.


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