Author Thomas Pierce has a new book of animal-centered short stories, Hall of Small Mammals. He talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about his book, which toes a line between the bizarre and mundane.
In his debut novel, Haitian expat Dimitry Elias Legér uses the 2010 earthquake in Haiti as a backdrop to a love triangle. Leger tells NPR's Rachel Martin why he titled his new book God Loves Haiti.
Fancy feeling happy in 2015? Dan Harris, co-anchor of ABC's Nightline, has written a book called 10% Happier. He shares with NPR's Rachel Martin the reasons that drove him to write a self-help book.
In Cake, Aniston plays a haunted woman who is suffering from debilitating pain. While Aniston is not actively looking for dramatic roles, she says "comedy and drama go hand in hand."
The explorer's life plays out like an adventure film. But before she ever went diving with great whites, she was cheering for the Miami Dolphins — until a required science course changed her plans.
Voiceover artist Christine Cavanaugh died last month. She was the voice behind characters ranging from Babe the pig to Chuckie Finster of Rugrats.
NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Amir Aczel about his quest to find the origins of our number system and his new book, Finding Zero.
Peggy Hickey, Jamaica Craft and Mark Morris are all in the business of taking music, and making it visible as dance. They share some of their favorite songs of 2014.
Topps, the best-known of the sports card companies, isn't giving up on young people. David Roth of the sports website The Classical, tells NPR's Eric Westervelt about the baseball card app, Bunt.
For her latest collection, Claudia Rankine mined her and her friends' encounters with racism. She says she wanted to talk about "what happens when we fail each other as people."
Eric Bransby, who studied under Thomas Hart Benton, is one of the last living links to the great age of American mural painting. Age has slowed him down somewhat, but Bransby is still hard at work.
Megan Mayhew Bergman's new story collection focuses on the colorful tales of independent real-life, risk-taking women who've faded from the spotlight (or never cared for it in the first place).
The actress who played the tomboy daughter of Ozark mountain man Jed Clampett also appeared on screen alongside Elvis Presley and starred in a classic episode of The Twilight Zone.
The movie Back to the Future 2 imagined 2015 as a world full of hover skateboards, flying cars and 3-D printed pizzas. How many of those predictions came true?
We saw a lot of dystopias in both films and books this year. Author Jason Sheehan has had enough. He plans to celebrate the New Year with some science fiction that's actually hopeful about the future.
The week between Christmas and the new year often delivers Oscar hopefuls to our screens; NPR's Bob Mondello praises two foreign films that grapple with social issues through the lens of family.
We looked back at the most popular posts of 2014 and found many of them were about eggs. So we asked: What makes this everyday food so intriguing?
A PBS concert special looking at the legacy of Billy Joel brings some great stuff, some less great stuff, and a chance to reflect.
Andrey Zvyagintsev's story of corruption in post-Soviet Russia won funding from the Ministry Of Culture, but his picture of his homeland is unsettling.
The fifth season of Downton Abbey continues some trends from past seasons — flawed pacing, especially. But its looks at the choices of women are intriguing.