Books

10:22am

Wed June 6, 2012
Remembrances

'Fahrenheit 451' Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 6:17 pm

Ray Bradbury's career spanned more than 70 years — during which he transported readers to other dimensions with his futuristic and innovative stories. He died Tuesday at age 91.
Lennox McLendon AP

Ray Bradbury, author of The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451, died Tuesday. He was 91. Bradbury was known for his futuristic tales — but he never used a computer, or even drove a car.

Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Ill., in 1920 and grew up during the Great Depression. He said it was a time when people couldn't imagine the future, and his active imagination made him stand out. He once told Fresh Air's Terry Gross about exaggerating basic childhood fears, like monsters at the top of the stairs.

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8:57am

Wed June 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 9:45 am

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury in 2000.
Mark Lennihan AP
  • Bradbury on writing 'Fahrenheit 451'

Author Ray Bradbury has died, his daughter tells The Associated Press. The wire service says Bradbury passed away Tuesday night.

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12:59am

Tue June 5, 2012
Author Interviews

The Marriage Is The Real Mystery In 'Gone Girl'

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 7:37 am

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Gillian Flynn's new novel, Gone Girl, begins on the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary — the day Amy disappears.

It opens with a rather sinister reflection: "When I think of my wife," Nick says, "I always think of her head.... You could imagine the skull quite easily. I'd know her head anywhere."

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3:16pm

Mon June 4, 2012
Author Interviews

The 'Truth' About Why We Lie, Cheat And Steal

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 6:49 pm

Chances are, you're a liar. Maybe not a big liar — but a liar nonetheless. That's the finding of Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University. He's run experiments with some 30,000 people and found that very few people lie a lot, but almost everyone lies a little.

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8:37am

Sun June 3, 2012
Author Interviews

'Dinner': A Ritual Of Love

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 10:05 am

Transcript

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Even if you're just finishing your morning cup of coffee, there's a question that you're likely to be asked by your wife or your kids or whoever turns up around 6:00 in the evening. It's harder to answer for some than others. What's for dinner? Jenny Rosenstrach says getting dinner on the table has become a source of major stress.

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