Eric Deggans looks at the move by Stephen Colbert from the show he does in character on Comedy Central to CBS late night.
Akhil Sharma took over a decade to write his novel, Family Life, a mostly autobiographical account of an immigrant family and an accident that shatters their dreams for the future.
Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez tell Terry Gross about the inspiration for "Let It Go" and a "very strong strike across the bow at all princess-myth things" song that didn't make the film.
CBS announced that comedian Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as a late night host on the network. Letterman, who turns 67 on Saturday, announced his retirement last week.
Writers of color are often told they must write for the "universal human," says poet Kima Jones. She explains how many of them take to social media to find their place among a different audience.
If you miss the HBO hit show Sex and the City, there's the new web series, An African City. We get an inside look at its take on friendship and fashion with young women looking for love in Ghana.
Admit it, you spend too much time on the Internet. Never fear— all that procrastination should pay off in this final round, in which every answer features the letters "N-E-T" in consecutive order.
The films A Clockwork Orange and 50 First Dates don't have much in common, except in the world of Ask Me Another. Go bananas in this game and think up films whose titles contain the name of a fruit.
It's often said that winners write history. Well, they also helped us write this game. We'll give you four major award winners—your job? Tell us the name of the prize they share.
Some animals are named after other animals, which makes no sense. This game asks you to to defy logic and remember the names of creatures like "elephant seal," whose names are two animals in one.
You've probably heard the jingles for products like Kit Kat and McDonald's hundreds of times. But can you recognize them when Jonathan Coulton sings them — in Italian? Buona fortuna!
As part of his act, Buress performs his own "Gibberish Rap," but he's also an expert on hip-hop. He plays this game with our contestant, describing songs without using their titles.
Hear how the comic and actor (Broad City) moved to New York and landed writing gigs on SNL and 30 Rock. Plus, Buress leads a game in which all the answers are terrible puns on the name "Shaq."
Also: Aleksandar Hemon and Teju Cole in conversation; Mary Cheever has died; Ian McEwan's new book.
John Lago is a killer intern — and, as it turns out, an actual killer. In The Intern's Handbook, Shane Kuhn tells his story in a fashion fit for a summer blockbuster, both for better and for worse.
In a new film, Cage plays an ex-con who takes a teenage boy under his wing. He and director David Gordon Green discuss the film's use of amateur actors and finding levity in difficult stories.