We recorded the show in Rochester, N.Y., this week, which is home to the Garth Fagan Dance company. We'll ask acclaimed choreographer Garth Fagan three questions about really deceitful people.
Anne Carson's book of poems come in a clear plastic box where they 'float,' which is also the title of her new collection. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the poet about her work.
An ambitious federal project, abandoned as WWII loomed, sought to document the country's food traditions amidst great change — as fast food was rising and ethnic cuisine was becoming American cuisine.
Writer Benjamin Percy has been on both sides of the divide between literary and genre fiction, and Thrill Me is both a meditation on the writing life and a passionate argument against that divide.
Show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino hatched the idea for the show during a weekend visit to Washington, Conn. It's like "a step back in time," says one resident — and fans are making the pilgrimage.
The most rewarding coming-of-age film in many a moon, lyrically luminous Moonlight is the story of a gay African-American youngster in Miami who experiences trouble, trauma and unexpected grace.
Last year, baby Jesus' head went missing from a statue at a church in northern Ontario. A local artist volunteered to help and sculpted a terra cotta substitute that has caused some consternation.
In this final round, every answer contains an object you'd find in a hardware store. So if we said, "He's the rapper who was '2 Legit 2 Quit,'" the answer would be "M-C Hammer."
This game contains a bunch of words that have something in common: they're all one-word titles of songs performed by a one-named musician.
In this music game, Jonathan Coulton revamps the sensual Marvin Gaye song "Let's Get It On" to be about famous people who invented or discovered something.
Ophira and Jonathan become the contestants in this round of Mystery Guest! Marie Carter has a job that takes her all over New York City, and Ophira and Jonathan try to figure out what it is.
This game was written by someone who studied Shakespeare's plays a long time ago, but has since forgotten almost everything about them.
In the spirit of the Western, our VIPs face off in an Ask Me Another showdown! Ophira and Jonathan give clues to an answer with the word "West" in it — first to buzz in with the correct answer wins!
The Peabody Award-winning series returns for a third season, with six new episodes picking apart our fear of — and dependence on — technology. And it's more consistently compelling than ever.
In 1895, Wilde was convicted of homosexual activity and sentenced to two years Reading Gaol. Built in the mid-1800s, the facility was operational until 2013. Now, it's hosting an unusual art exhibit.
In Barry Jenkins' incandescent coming-of-age tale, three different actors cover three phases in the life of an African-American who takes a wayward path into manhood.
Zach Galifianakis loses his edge in a Mr. and Mrs. Smith knockoff that strands a gifted cast in a bland cul-de-sac spy adventure.
After a five-year winning streak as Hollywood reigning action hero, Tom Cruise falls back to earth with a can't-miss sequel that misses.
Tess Taylor reviews the poetry collection Blackacre by Monica Youn.