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For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win  |   

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.

40 Years Later, Diane Von Furstenberg's Wrap Dress Still Wears Well  |   

In her memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane von Furstenberg says she owes her success to her mother, a strong, strict Holocaust survivor who called Diane her "torch of freedom."

Alienating Leading Men: The Force Behind 'Listen Up Philip' And 'Majeure'  |   

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Listen Up Philip and Force Majeure — two movies, he says, with compelling lead men who are impossible to empathize with.

TLC's 'Honey Boo Boo' Cancellation Shows Dangers Of Exploitative TV  |   

TLC has canceled its unscripted show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo amid allegations that June Shannon, the mother of the show's young star, has been dating a convicted child molester.

Patchett: In Bad Relationships, 'There Comes A Day When You Gotta Go'  |   

Ann Patchett got married and divorced young. To her second husband, she said: "I'll be true, I'll be faithful ... but I don't want to live together." Her book is This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage.

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