"Girls" actor Alex Karpovsky reads an excerpt from the author's memoir, "The Seven Good Years."
Mia Alvar Tells a Tale of Parties and Expats in 1980s Bahrain
The author, who was born in the Philippines and raised in Bahrain and the United States, reads an excerpt from her upcoming collection of globe-trotting short stories.
Marlon James Lets his Inner Diva Strut
The author remembers a time when he dared to turn the tables on school bullies and chats with our hosts about Hollywood and Jamaican geek subcultures.
Maz Jobrani Remembers When His Dream Gig Nearly Went Awry
Comedian Maz Jobrani takes us back to the time when he landed a dream gig, with a nightmarish asterisk. The story comes from his new book "I'm Not a Terrorist, but I've Played one on TV."
Heidi Julavits Ponders If The Fix Is In At Her Town’s Parade
After discovering her old journals, the author began to chronicle her daily life and the result is her latest book, "The Folded Clock: A Diary." She reads an excerpt from her Independence Day entry.
Amelia Gray Imagines Competitive Grieving
Pen/Faulkner Award finalist Amelia Gray reads a dark new parable from her new collection "GUTSHOT."
The New Yorker’s ‘Comma Queen’ Comes out From the Margins
Mary Norris has spent over three decades working as a copy editor at The New Yorker. She shares a tale from her new memoir, "Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen," about a love note passed to her by her literary crush.
Sara Schaefer’s Hygiene Horror Story
Comedian Sara Schaefer has hosted an MTV talk show (Nikki & Sara Live), had an innovative interview podcast (Lies) and earned an Emmy blogging for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. This week, she shares a story from her brand new comedy album ... that smells like teen spirit.
Tania James Takes On A New Perspective
Indian-American novelist Tania James has won acclaim for fiction that spans continents and takes bold leaps. She shares an excerpt of her new novel, told from the perspective of an elephant, in crisis.
One Very Silly Video Along Tracee Ellis Ross’ Journey to Self-Acceptance
Actor Tracee Ellis Ross has won scads of new fans playing a mom on the hit sitcom "Black-ish." Tracee tells us a story about her real-life mother, music legend Diana Ross, and about the time when she began to find her own voice(s).