Leisure & Lifestyle

Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano: "Playing With the Boys" (Oxford)

December 12, 2007

In 1972, Congress passed Title IX. The law was meant to address gender inequality in school athletics. But authors McDonagh and Pappano argue the landmark legislation helped codify policies that establish separate but equal in sports. A...

Clay Gordon: "Discover Chocolate" (Gotham Books)

December 11, 2007

A chocolate expert discusses the intricacies of buying, storing, tasting, judging and, most of all, savoring the world's most heavenly chocolates.

Paula Deen: "Christmas with Paula Deen" (Simon & Schuster)

November 28, 2007

The Food Network star discusses how she overcame agoraphobia, a troubled marriage, and near poverty to build her successful southern cooking career, and why you should never "mess with Christmas."

U.S. Expatriates in Mexico and Beyond

November 6, 2007

Reverse migration appears to be on the rise as more Americans relocate and retire abroad. A look at what drives their decision and what life is like once they take the leap.

Patricia McConnell: "For the Love of a Dog" (Ballantine)

September 19, 2007

The host of "Calling All Pets" talks about the importance of understanding the emotional lives of dogs.

John Heath & Lisa Adams: "Why We Read What We Read" (Source Books)

September 6, 2007

A look at what the books we read have in common and what they say about America our culture, our beliefs, and how we relate to one another.

Tom Stanton: "Ty and the Babe" (St. Martin's Press)

August 27, 2007

Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth were once considered the two best baseball players of all time. Today, as their records fall, they are often remembered more for their personalities than their accomplishments. A look at their fierce rivalry on and...

Aurelia Scott: "Otherwise Normal People" (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

July 23, 2007

The story of people who devote much of their life to growing and showing the perfect rose. An inside look at the competitive world of competitive rose gardening.

Julee Rosso & Shelia Lukins: "The Silver Palate 25th Anniversary Edition" (Workman) (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2007

To celebrate the silver anniversary of "The Silver Palate Cookbook," the authors reunite to tell the story of how their passion for cooking led to opening a gourmet shop in Manhattan in the 1980s and a book which changed the way Americans...

Wendy Shalit: "Girls Gone Mild" (Random House)

July 2, 2007

A look at why some girls and young women are rebelling against the 'bad girl' persona that is so prevalent in present day America.

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