NPR's Scott Simon's interview last week with author Tom Wolfe prompted an unusual number of responses from listeners regarding the author's questioning of some aspects of the theory of evolution.
Amor Towles' new novel stars a Russian aristocrat, sentenced by the Soviets to permanent house arrest in a luxury hotel. It's a frothy romp that tends to overlook the reality of life under Stalin.
"My career has been up and down, and I like it much better being up," Liotta says. He plays a corrupt NYC police lieutenant on the NBC series Shades of Blue. Originally broadcast Jan. 12, 2016.
The gang discusses a drama-filled FXX comedy as a jumping-off point for a look at the ways humor and seriousness can collide. Then, as always, we close with What's Making Us Happy this week.
The Brazilian actor gained 40 pounds for his role as the notorious drug kingpin. He says getting back in shape "wasn't only about losing weight, but getting rid of that character."
The documentary, set in and around the French town in which the influential writer now resides, dissects his life in four discrete segments. The approach proves more intriguing than insightful.
Stripped-down storytelling, stunning cinematography and finely calibrated performances make this tale of a withdrawn lighthouse-keeper and his wife vivid and compelling.
The late filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski's Dekalog, a masterpiece that began life as a series of films made for television, finally gets a digitally restored North American theatrical distribution.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Kenneth Rogoff about his latest book, The Curse of Cash, in which he argues that our advancing economies are phasing out cash and paper currency. Rogoff argues that paper money makes us poorer, less safe and feeds illegal behavior.
Korean-American artist Robin Ha's first cookbook is filled with recipes she learned from her mother. And appropriately, it's a comic book. Ha talks and cooks with NPR's Ari Shapiro.
The unfinished work is a curious afterword to Potter's beloved catalog. But perhaps the best thing about The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots is that it will likely send readers back to Potter's original work.
Paulson, who has been nominated for an Emmy for her role in the FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson, says she set out to portray Marcia Clark in a "truthful way."Originally broadcast March 10, 2016.
Taherer Mafi and Ransom Riggs married last year. The next few weeks will see the release of Tim Burton's adaptation of his book, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and her book, Furthermore.
The film's themes point to strains of modern Korea: distrust of government and institutions, disdain for corporate leaders and a sense everyone's in it for themselves.
Small firms are popping up in the rural Midwest that buy old barns to feed remodelers' demand for weathered wood. As more historic barns come down, is the iconic American rural landscape fading away?
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me follows the country singer's goodbye tour and his decline from Alzheimer's disease. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to director James Keach and Campbell's wife, Kim Campbell.
TV has a bad guy problem. The rise of morally ambiguous anti-heroes like Tony Soprano has pushed chewier, more melodramatic villains aside. What we gained in nuance, we lost in sheer, hiss-worthy fun.
Historical events both real (the 1968 Democratic Convention, Occupy Wall Street) and imagined come to life in this novel. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says it will make you laugh and break your heart.
Award-winning comic book writer Paul Jenkins tries his hand at the novel with Curioddity, but this quirky tale of imagination and innocence regained is smothered in smirking self-consciousness.
Justin Trudeau has had a varied career — bouncer, snowboard instructor, Canada's prime minister. Now he's a Marvel Comics action hero. Only two other world leaders have appeared in Marvel Comics.