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A Laugh-Out-Loud Look at American History

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.08.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf American history is anything but a stodgy affair; it's exciting, tragic, suspenseful, and horrifying. Probably even m...

Review: Sarah Vowell Is Great -- But a Little Goes a Long Way

The National Book Review | Posted 11.19.2016 | Home
The National Book Review

Don't get me wrong. I like Sarah Vowell. But her new book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, is something of a puzzle. Vowell's funny. She's smart, quick, and clever. If you've heard her on "This American Life," you'll know she's a sound artist -- working her antic way through the great collection of words left, boxed up, in history's archives.

NPR Accelerates Aging, Study Finds

Paul Ollinger | Posted 03.18.2013 | Home
Paul Ollinger

According to the study, male public radio listeners demonstrate lower testosterone levels, a tendency to shop at Trader Joe's, and an uncanny ability to identify Sarah Vowell.

Ross Luippold

WATCH: 8 Reasons We Are Looking Forward To The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

Four years ago, Eugene Mirman had a dream. The comedian, a New York City mainstay, recognized that dozens of festivals devoted to stand-up comedy come...

Contagious Vacations: Sarah Vowell on Hawaii's History

Dan Lybarger | Posted 06.14.2011 | Home
Dan Lybarger

In her books, audio essays (for public radio's This American Life) and speeches, Sarah Vowell may be the only person on earth who can describe her vac...

Sarah Vowell On Daily Show: The Year The U.S. Became An 'Orgy Of Imperialism'

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last night, Jon Stewart interviewed best-selling author Sarah Vowell on "The Daily Show" about her new book "Unfamiliar Fishes." The new book cover...

Sarah Vowell Book Trailer: History Of Hawaii Illustrated In Plate Lunches

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sarah Vowell's new book, "Unfamiliar Fishes," is taking an unconventional approach to the book trailer. Here's the history of Hawaii illustrated by pl...

On Wordiness, Godliness and Truthiness: The McCain-Palin Assault on Language

Caryn James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Caryn James

The McCain-Palin campaign is demonizing language and not just using it with that politics-as-usual slipperiness. But denigrating language is easy after all these years of George "Malapropism" Bush.