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As one of the leading family studies scholars in the country, Stephanie Coontz has over the years published a wide range of provocative Op-Ed pieces in such publications as The New York Times and the Washington Post. She's also the author of several books, including The Way We Never Were; The Social Origins of Family Life; and How Love Conquered Marriage, which U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy cited twice in the landmark opinion that he wrote this year on same-sex marriage. In this edition of Up Next, Coontz talks about the changing nature of marriage and how well the institution is likely to fare in the decades ahead.

Arch Getty explores the intriguing details surrounding Lenin's body, which was embalmed shortly after his death in 1924 and has been on public display ever since in a mausoleum on Moscow's Red Square. Getty is a Distinguished Professor in the UCLA Department of History. Recorded on 10.19.2015.

Mary Karr, one of the most celebrated memoirists, poets and essayists of her generation, talks about her craft and what it takes to write a memoir. Karr is a best-selling memoirist, poet, and essayist. Her most recent publication, The Art of Memoir, features excerpts from her favorite memoirs and anecdotes from fellow writers' experiences. She is the recipient of prizes from PEN and Best American Poetry, and she has won Pushcart Prizes both for poetry and essays. Recorded on 02/10/2016.

Released in the summer of 1975, "Jaws" was seen by over 67 million Americans, essentially creating the "summer blockbuster." Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb talks about that experience and his other screenplays. Recorded on 04/14/2016.
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