Critic John Powers says there's a boom in good fiction emerging from Mexico. He recommends Among Strange Victims, by Daniel Saldaña París, and The Transmigration of Bodies, by Yuri Herrera.
Biographer Larry Tye discusses Robert Kennedy's political transformation. Kevin Whitehead reviews Toussaint's American Tunes. Author Maia Szalavitz says "tough" treatment doesn't help drug addicts.
Wiesel, who died July 2, was one of the first survivors to devote his life to bearing witness to the Holocaust. He was the author of many books, including Night. Originally broadcast in 1988.
A new documentary tells the story of Owen Suskind, a boy with autism whose love of Disney helps him navigate the world. David Edelstein calls Life, Animated "heartbreaking and exhilarating."
The eight-part drama series centers on a college student who is suspected of murder after an adventurous night out. Critic David Bianculli says "everything about The Night Of is quite impressive."
The Catholic stand-up comic says faith is a central part of his humor. He stars in the TV Land series, The Jim Gaffigan Show. Originally broadcast Sept. 24, 2015.
In his new novel, Ben H. Winters imagines that the Civil War never happened and that slavery is still legal in some states. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Underground Airlines is "one suspenseful tale."
"We have this idea that if we are just cruel enough and mean enough ... to people with addiction, that they will suddenly wake up and stop, and that is not the case," journalist Maia Szalavitz says.
Fresh Air producer John Sheehan discusses The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified, a new comic podcast for kids featuring an intrepid radio reporter who foils plots and outwits crafty villains.
Burger served as chief justice of the Supreme Court from 1969 until 1986. Linda Greenhouse, author of The Burger Court, says those years helped establish the court's conservative legal foundation.
Biographer Larry Tye says Kennedy wasn't always the "hot-blooded liberal" we remember today. The transformation wasn't a "flip flop" he says, "he took things to heart in ways that few politicians do."
Blake's music is featured in the Broadway revival, Shuffle Along. Our tribute features live performances of his songs and interviews with pianist Dick Hyman, among others. Originally broadcast in '98.
Cook says her first memories are of singing. Mat Johnson says it's all too easy to slide back economically in America. Silicon Valley actor Matt Ross moves off the grid with Captain Fantastic.
Steven Spielberg's latest movie is an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1982 children's book about a big friendly giant. Critic David Edelstein says the BFG is "pure joy" — especially in its second half.
John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of the band X discuss punk's early days. "Anybody could belong to punk that wanted to be there," Cervenka says. Originally broadcast May 2, 2016.
The singer-songwriter brings a fluid sense of musical boundaries to her first major-label album. Critic Ken Tucker says Hero features "very good, state-of-the-art pop country" music.
Moore, who died Tuesday at the age of 84, booked gigs for Presley during the early part of the musician's career. He later penned the memoir, That's Alright, Elvis. Originally broadcast in 1997.
Ross' new film, which he wrote and directed, is about a father living with his six children in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. "The movie is about choices we make, especially as parents," he says.
The New Orleans-based musician completed recording his final album a month before he died last November. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead calls American Tunes a "fond last look" at Toussaint's talent.
New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau discusses the FBI's investigation of shooter Omar Mateen prior to the Orlando attack, as well as the bureau's broader efforts to pinpoint suspected terrorists.