Morning Edition: This Thriller is Deliciously Complex
From Academy Awardr-winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) comes this suspenseful and provocative tale of intrigue starring Channing Tatum, Academy Award-nominees Rooney Mara and Jude Law, and Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones. After her husband (Tatum) is released from prison, Emily (Mara) begins suffering from terrifying anxiety and turns to psychiatrist Dr. Banks (Law) for help. But when Banks prescribes an experimental drug for her, the side effects have chilling and deadly consequences. Full of unexpected twists, Side Effects is a sexy psychological thriller that is wildly unpredictable.Share
On Point: Isabel Allende on her new Novel
The Daily Circuit: Book Pick - Maya’s Notebook
Maya’s Notebook is a startling novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende.
This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents. Maya grew up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandmother Nini, whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a young son, and her grandfather Popo, a gentle African-American astronomer.
The Splendid Table: Michael Pollon on Cooking for Yourself
Weekend Edition: Fire, Water, Air, Earth: Michael Pollan Gets Elemental in ‘Cooked’
The Daily Circuit: Ten Morsels from Michael Pollan
In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elementsfire, water, air, and earthto transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook.Share
The Daily Circuit: In ‘Central Park Five,’ Ken Burns Retells Sensational Story of Rape and Race
Tell Me More: Why Almost No One Got It Right in NYC Rape Case
Morning Edition: Ken Burns Film Examines 1989 Jogger Case
In this captivating account of the real facts of the Central Park jogger case, Ken Burns powerfully reexamines one of New York City’s most notorious crimes and its aftermath from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.Share
Weekend Edition: ‘Orphan’ A New Novel Imagines Life in North Korea
Morning Edition: Tina Brown’s Must Reads
The Diane Rehm Show: Adam Johnson
The Daily Circuit: Adam Johnson on the ‘Orphan Master’s Son’
The Leanard Lopate Show: Adam Johnson on His Novel, The Orphan Master’s Son
Author Adam Johnson joined The Daily Circuit to discuss his acclaimed novel “The Orphan Master’s Son.” The book tells the story of Pak Jun Do, a young man who grew up in North Korea in the orphanage his father ran.
Jun Do’s story moves from the tunnels under the DMZ to the shores off Japan to North Korea’s mysterious capital, Pyongyang. His story eventually weaves with that of Sun Moon, a legendary actress who Jun Do comes to love to the point of trying to save her.Share