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Monday, April 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Author Samuel Longhorne Clemens, better known under his pen name, Mark Twain, is seen in an undated photo. Twain died April 21, 1910. (AP)

Coming up on the centennial of Mark Twain’s death, we look at his late work, last years, and the woman in the middle of it all.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Acclaimed author Chang-Rae Lee on love and war in his new novel, “The Surrendered.”

 
Friday, February 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Bankers versus the world in Adam Haslett’s big debut novel, “Union Atlantic.”

 
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Vladimir Nabokov’s last, unfinished work — just published, against his dying wishes. We’ll ask how it alters our view of Lolita’s creator.

 
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo on his new novel of midlife crackup and the search for happiness: “That Old Cape Magic.”

 
Monday, August 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Master storyteller Pat Conroy talks about his first novel in 14 years, “South of Broad,” and much more.

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Thursday, May 7, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Brand new Pulitzer Prize-winner Elizabeth Strout on small-town Maine and her prize-winning novel, “Olive Kitteridge.”

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Novelist T.C. Boyle on his new work, “The Women,” and the tempestuous love life of Frank Lloyd Wright.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Excerpt from Driftless by David Rhodes.

 
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | 11:00 AM

After 30 years’ silence, David Rhodes is back with small-town life and a cougar in the hay mow in his new book, “Driftless.”

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Sep 19, 2014
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

ISIS and arming Syrian fighters. Scotland rejects independence. NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Sep 19, 2014
Joseph O'Neill (courtesy of the author)

Author of “Netherland,” novelist Joseph O’Neill is back, with “The Dog,” on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.

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Sep 19, 2014
Joseph O'Neill (courtesy of the author)

Author of “Netherland,” novelist Joseph O’Neill is back, with “The Dog,” on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.

 
Sep 19, 2014
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

ISIS and arming Syrian fighters. Scotland rejects independence. NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

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Talking Through The Issue Of Corporal Punishment For Kids
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

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Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

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