The Hot in Cleveland actress got her start over 60 years ago on a live TV show called Hollywood on Television. Now she's 92 years old, but she says that's no reason to quit show business.
The phrase has become a term of art in business jargon, used anytime a company discloses insider information. How did this item of clothing achieve such currency in such an unexpected context?
J.M. Tyree and Michael McGriff spent a year watching the entire Criterion Collection of classic films. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to them about their new book, Our Secret Life in the Movies.
This fall, CBS launched the first sports talk show with all female commentators. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to panelist Amy Trask about the show, and the evolving role of women in sports journalism.
Michel Faber talks about how he came to write his new novel, The Book of Strange New Things. It's the story of a husband and wife, separated by a huge distance. They're on different planets.
Somali author Nuruddin Farah's new novel follows a glamorous photographer who takes in her brother's children after he dies in a terrorist bombing. Reviewer Alan Cheuse calls it complex yet uplifting.
"He's blamed for urban renewal ... urban freeways, even countless suburban office parks," says Anthony Flint, author of the new Le Corbusier biography Modern Man.
Ha Jin's new spy novel resembles the story of the real-life Chinese agent Larry Chin — and echoes the expat author's own experiences. But, he notes, a writer's life is less political than a spy's.
Millennials are more likely to live with the person they're dating than previous generations were — it's practically a rite of passage. So what does that means for their relationships?
John Cleese of Monty Python fame has written a memoir, So, Anyway ... , which brings him from boyhood in a quiet British town called Weston to the footlights of London and screens all over the world.
The milestone inspired a Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles this week. But the largest fete was in Tokyo, where parent company Sanrio put on a parade and other events.
We ask the man who spent a decade playing Harry Potter three questions about hairy pottery.
The master of cyberpunk returns to form with a new novel set in his old stomping grounds — the near future. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says it sings with controlled, dark energy and effortless grace.
Cornel West's new book laments the decline of what he calls "prophetic fire" among black leaders, and lifts up six examples of people who were willing to risk their lives in the service of the truth.
Jan Morris's new book is an ode to Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio. Yes, the thinly sliced meat is named after him. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Morris about her life, work and favorite painter.
NPR's politics team is hosting an election night party Tuesday. But you can't have a party without good grub. So we've put together a menu inspired by the politics in play.
Nichelle Gainer's new Vintage Black Glamour, based on the popular Tumblr, collects a wealth of historical and biographical information — alongside gorgeous imagery — on great black entertainers.
Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it's already won a National Magazine Award. "We're making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don't know anything about farming," says the editor.
This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th-century novel, The Way We Live Now, clarifies the current financial situation.
"I've made a career of playing small supporting roles," McDormand says. And in a four-hour HBO miniseries she plays Kitteridge, a supporting character who "should be a leading lady."