For "This Week's Must-Read" poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips turns to Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, the man who first heard America singing.
On this week's show, we ponder whether there's such a thing as "too old" for youth culture. Then, we remember some of the toys of our youth and wonder how play has changed.
It's been nearly 200 years since Francis Scott Key wrote the words of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1814. Set to the melody of a popular English tune, America's anthem spans one and a half octaves.
The new film Beyond The Edge follows the Everest trek of Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay — and raises questions about how mountaineering has and hasn't changed.
Tammy finds Melissa McCarthy and her husband and collaborator Ben Falcone struggling with her particular combination of pratfalls and a fundamentally good nature.
Bernardo Bertolucci has made many films that deal with wealth. But his latest effort isolates its idle central character so much that his normally deft hand is uncharacteristically unsure.
When strawberries are in season, the Food Network's Amy Thielen's thinks of jam — sun jam. She shares her grandmother's method for making preserves with little more than sugar and the summer sun.
"It's strange to admit it, but this is kinda the job we were born for," Questlove says of his group serving as house band for The Tonight Show.
Before writing the poems that make up Hustle, Martinez was hustling a long time. His work dips into his teenage years running with a gang, his enlistment in the Navy, and his turn to poetry.
Keira Knightley plays a heartbroken singer-songwriter who teams up with a drunken producer in Begin Again. Irish director John Carney, who had a surprise hit with the musical Once, hit his mark again.
In late 2012, filmmaker Steve James and Roger Ebert began talking about filming a documentary based on Ebert's memoir. Ebert's wife, Chaz, agreed. They didn't know that he would die within months.
Myers' young adult novels talked about the tough realities of urban life in language that made teens stop and listen. He won almost every award for YA literature during the course of his career.