April 26, 2017 | NPR · Six years ago, China held 22 marathons; this year, more than 400 are scheduled. But it’s long-distance running with Chinese characteristics, and some twists including cigarettes and fruity soap.
April 26, 2017 | NPR · Long before it became a “superfood” in the U.S., schisandra was made into soups and jams and prized as a medicinal plant. Now the berry is at the center of a dramatic new approach to conservation.
April 26, 2017 | NPR · The Trump administration is set to unveil a set of guidelines on how the president wants to tackle a tax overhaul. It does a lot. But it doesn’t stand much of a chance, as is, in Congress.
April 26, 2017 | NPR · Lucy Maud Montgomery — creator of Anne of Green Gables — seems like the perfect subject for a work of young adult fiction. But Melanie Fishbane’s Maud feels like a draft of a Montgomery story.
April 26, 2017 | NHPR · As a young journalist seven decades ago, John F. Kennedy witnessed a bombed-out Berlin and Adolf Hitler’s bunker. Bidding on his diary starts Wednesday and is expected to top $200,000 Wednesday.
April 26, 2017 | NPR · The adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian 1985 novel is a horror show revealed in slow motion — and the true horror of its brutal, patriarchal future theocracy is how possible it seems today.