NPR's Ina Jaffe talks with Scott Simon about the struggle to find the right words to describe older people. Longevity and lifestyles have changed and the language hasn't kept up.
Daring visual artists, whose edgy work challenges religious and political taboos, have become a critical voice in the conservative kingdom — where open calls for reform are a criminal offense.
Scott Simon announces a leave of absence to collaborate on a book with Tony Bennett.
In "Shylock Is My Name," Howard Jacobson re-imagines one of Shakespeare's most thought-provoking characters. Scott Simon asks Jacobson about it.
A Decent Ride brings back many of Welsh's beloved characters with their ribald humor and Scottish vernacular, but now they must address a new challenge: aging.
The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
Gummi and Kiddi are two sheep-herding brothers who've spent a lifetime butting heads near the top of the world. When a disease threatens their flocks, they must overcome decades of estrangement.
Larry David will host Saturday Night Live this weekend, and viewers can expect his impression of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. NPR looks at late night's take on the campaign.
Dan Pashman from The Sporkful podcast joins us for a talk about the eternal question: If you're watching the Super Bowl, what are you eating while you do?
Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
Mattel is rethinking how the Barbie brand could represent women of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Some are buying it. Others, not so much.
Publishers in France are altering the spellings of around 2,400 words in textbooks and will drop the hat-shaped circumflex accent in some cases. That's causing outrage.
Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. Originally broadcast March 2, 2015.
Chile's selection for the Oscar for foreign language film is admirable but arduous, following a story of defrocked priests living in a house together.
It's a show full of good tunes as we visit with the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and take a tour of the recent spate of televised live musicals (with more to come).
Yann Martel, author of The Life of Pi, conjures up three stories grounded in grief and magical realism in his latest novel, The High Mountains of Portugal.
The 17th film from the Coen Brothers stars George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin and lots more in a rollicking tale of old Hollywood.
Tumbledown, a romantic drama starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis, follows a woman whose fierce efforts to defend her late husband's memory lead to co-writing his biography.
Rams, an Icelandic film that follows two feuding brothers through a crisis and a long winter, is an intense and tender tone piece that conveys deep and bitter loneliness.
Despite the success of the book Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, the adapted film does little to successfully marry the Jane Austen classic with anything interestingly scary.