Tuesday, Jan 11 10 a.m. (ET)

Iraq Elections

Military leaders forecast an upsurge in violence in Iraq as the January 30th election date approaches. We'll talk about security concerns before and after elections.

Tuesday, Jan 11 11 a.m. (ET)

Susan Tyler Hitchcock: “Mad Mary Lamb” (W.W. Norton)

Lovers of nineteenth century British literature know Mary Lamb as the sister of noted essayist Charles Lamb, as co-author of "Tales from Shakespeare," and as a woman who stabbed her own mother to death. Author Susan Tyler Hitchcock...

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